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Posted on Friday, January 30, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 3

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Subcommittees of “Money” Committees Finishing Deliberations on Recommended Budgets Due Out on February 8 The subcommittee members of the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee are currently deliberating and finalizing recommendations for the HAC and SFC budgets that will be released on Sunday, February 8. The subcommittees scrutinize the December budget recommendations from […]

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Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 2

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Blue Ridge

VCCS “Ensuring Veterans’ Service Counts” Priority Moves Forward On Thursday Jan. 22, the Senate Education and Health Committee heard Senator Rosalyn Dance present SB 992, which would streamline and simplify the process for active duty military personnel and veterans to receive academic credit for military training and credentialing at Virginia’s community colleges. SB 992  is […]

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Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 1

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Chancellor DuBois at EDICC

The General Assembly session officially began at noon on January 14.  The first week of the General Assembly has been incredibly fast-paced.  As of Friday, Jan. 16, 1915 bills had been introduced.  The deadline for members to file budget amendment requests was today at 5:00 p.m. Workforce Incentive Bill Advances Last Thursday, a VCCS top priority […]

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Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014

Innovating across community colleges

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What if your Virginia Community College had a unique way of solving a problem – or you were looking for approaches to a particular challenge? Where would you go to find out what your colleagues across the system are doing? When the Innovation & Technology Task Force was convened a couple of years ago, the “number […]

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Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Dr. David Conroy: CATE Recipient and Teacher Extraordinaire

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

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Since 1968, David Conroy has been teaching math at Northern Virginia Community College. It’s estimated that he’s impacted the lives of more than 20,000 students in the decades that have followed. Many of those very same students correspond with him even today. “36 years after your teaching me, you have made the most significant difference […]

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Posted on Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Virginia Program Helps Veterans Land Great Jobs

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William Lee, a retired Army Veteran, was referred to the SkillSource Group, Inc.’s Northern Virginia Jobs for Veterans (J4VETS) program in November 2013 after he was laid off as a Senior Program Manager. Mr. Lee immediately expressed interest in enrolling in a Project Management Professional (PMP) preparation course with Global Knowledge, which he completed in […]

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Posted on Monday, December 1, 2014

Rebuilding Virginia’s Middle Class through Skills Enhancement

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

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Among the discussions that took place at the Annual Meeting of the Virginia Community College System was a panel discussion on what Virginia – and higher education – needs to do to boost employability  of its citizens, and help meet the goal of tripling the attainment of credentials in both credit and noncredit areas. “This is […]

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Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2014

Failure is not a four-letter word: Shawn Boyer

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  “I want you to throw the word failure out of your vocabulary,” Shawn Boyer, founder of the hourly employment network, Snag-A-Job, told a crowd of scholarship recipients, their families and their college communities this week at the annual VFCCE Scholarship Luncheon. “You tried it, and it didn’t work – stop thinking about it as […]

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Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Annual Meeting 2014: One Single Goal

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With Achieve 2015 fading into history, the time had come to light the fuse under the strategic planning task force’s latest proposal that would illuminate the way forward for the next six years. The plan is bold, concise and elegant in its simplicity. In fact, it’s deceptively simple in that it contains only one goal […]

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Posted on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Governor McAuliffe Kicks Off Elevate Virginia Workforce Month

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Workforce leaders from across the state gathered at the Governor’s mansion on the eve of Sept. 30 for the unveiling of Virginia’s new workforce brand, Elevate Virginia, and the kickoff of Elevate Virginia Workforce Month. Maurice Jones, Secretary of Commerce and Trade, offered remarks about the administration’s commitment to workforce development and training – to […]

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