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Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

CVCC FastForward “Ambassadors” pay tribute to Virginia lawmaker who is urging the General Assembly to invest more in workforce training programs.

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As Virginia lawmakers consider additional funding for the FastForward workforce training through Virginia’s Community Colleges, three CVCC workforce graduates traveled to Richmond in late January to convey how training at CVCC changed their lives. Farley Dickey, Natalie Niehaus and Jamaul Taylor accompanied CVCC President John Capps in a trip to the General Assembly office of […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Take Five with VCCS’s New Chief Diversity Officer Carla Kimbrough

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1. I understand you’re a former journalist. Please tell us a little more about your background and how you became interested in this particular field of endeavor. I loved being a journalist. It allowed me and my teams of reporters to tell untold stories. I always thought some of the most interesting stories involved people […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee: new parental leave policy is a product of collegial relationship between faculty and VCCS administration.

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By Charles Errico, Ph.D. CFAC Chair In June of 2018, Governor Ralph Northam granted parental leave for classified staff. This important benefit did not apply to the 2,300 full-time teaching faculty in the VCCS. Even before the Governor’s announcement, the Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Council (CFAC) had proposed that parental leave was an important recruitment tool […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Parental leave policy extended to faculty employees at Virginia’s Community Colleges. Classified state workers at VCCS have been covered by policy since last summer.

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La Fonda McWilliams-Wyatt and Brett Tavel know first-hand how important it is to be able to spend time at home with new family members. McWilliams-Wyatt recently secured full legal placement of her eight-year-old godchild. Tavel and his wife, Alysa, welcomed a newborn son. McWilliams-Wyatt and Tavel are classified state employees at the VCCS system office, […]

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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

2019 Virginia General Assembly is an active session for VCCS priorities

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Virginia lawmakers rolled back into Richmond earlier this month for their 46-day “short session,” and there’s no shortage of higher-education issues before legislators. Ellen Davenport, VCCS Assistant Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations and Administrative Services, is leading the VCCS team at the Capitol, and keeping an eye on a range of issues, including: • State […]

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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

LFCC creates a space on campus where students with autism or sensory processing issues can find sanctuary

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For people who live with autism, ADHD, PTSD, OCD, or other sensory issues, coping with the stresses of everyday life can be a struggle. Lord Fairfax Community College Anatomy and Physiology Professor Ramon Selove knows first-hand. Selove, on the autism spectrum, has taught at LFCC nearly three decades. “The struggle can be different for people […]

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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Four Virginia Community Colleges Earn Competitive Grants for Workforce Development

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Thanks to a partnership between Wells Fargo and the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, four of Virginia’s Community Colleges will receive grants to help implement creative solutions to some of the workforce challenges facing the communities they serve. The Wells Fargo Transformational Workforce Award, a competitive grant program, is designed to address the workforce […]

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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Take 5 with Dr. Micol Hutchison, VCCS Director of Pathways to the Arts and Humanities

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1- What are the benefits for the students who participate in the Pathways to the Arts and Humanities program? H: Being a part of the Pathways to the Arts and Humanities Program gives students access to resources and a support system to enhance their academic success. It also gives them an opportunity to save money […]

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Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

VCCS State Board approves core competencies policies aimed at optimizing student success in life and work

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At its regularly scheduled meeting January 17, the VCCS State Board approved new policies designed to help system colleges better focus their efforts on producing productive and successful graduates. “The Policy on Student Learning Assessment and Quality in Undergraduate Education, adopted by SCHEV in 2017, provided the occasion for Virginia’s Community Colleges to re-examine and […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tidewater Community College dedicates new facility for workforce training

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Tidewater Community College president Gregory DeCinque calls TCC’s Skilled Trades Academy “a game changer” for eastern Virginia. The new 20,000-square-foot facility is one of the largest run by a community college on the East Coast and the only one of its kind in Virginia. It provides short-term workforce training for in-demand construction and maritime trades. […]

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