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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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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

TNCC does good works in a short time span. One-day clothes closet provided warm clothing for dozens of students.

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It started with pressure from a faculty member’s spouse who wanted to clear out some closet space at home. And when all was said and done, Thomas Nelson Community College had gathered enough warm clothing to donate to 64 people in need…and have enough leftover clothes to take to the local Goodwill. TNCC’s Care Team […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

$100,000 grant from the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation will boost student food pantries and start new food stations at VCCS Rural Horseshoe colleges.

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The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to supplement local efforts to alleviate student hunger at 14 community colleges that serve Virginia’s “Rural Horseshoe.” “Eastern Virginia localities along the Interstate 95 and 64 corridors have enjoyed growth and prosperity in recent decades,” said Dorcas Helfant-Browning, chair of the Virginia […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

$5.8 million Harvest Foundation grant will boost workforce training at Patrick Henry Community College

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Patrick Henry Community College will increase the number of graduates who enter the local workforce in several fast-growing sectors with a three-year, $5.8 million grant award from The Harvest Foundation. The grant will focus on satisfying employer needs in Southside Virginia, providing students with the skills and credentials needed to obtain a living wage job […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

“We need to change.” VCCS leaders cite state policy shifts and demographic trends transforming Virginia’s Community Colleges.

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If you like change, you’re going to LOVE the next few years at Virginia’s Community Colleges. In the near term, the governor’s office is calling on VCCS to redesign its Career Technical Education degree programs to front-load skills training before students take general education courses. The makeover is the result of Governor Ralph Northam’s “G3” […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

DuBois, Morrissey outline Change Agenda for VCCS during 2018 Hire Education Conference

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VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois and Vice Chancellor Sharon Morrissey bookended this year’s Hire Education Conference with speeches that focus on major transitions in store for Virginia’s Community Colleges. Dr. DuBois spoke as the conference began; Dr. Morrissey spoke as the gathering was concluding. Below, you can read the full texts of their remarks. Dr. Glenn […]

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Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2018

New VCCS Learning Management System now available for tryouts by ALL faculty & staff, system-wide

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Faculty members selected for the early rollout of Canvas, the VCCS’s new Learning Management System (LMS), report the new system is intuitive and user friendly. They also recommend that their colleagues take full advantage of early opportunities to learn the new ropes. “Canvas has a very clean interface,” said Rong Zhu, instructional designer for Northern […]

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Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2018

“We Can Do Magic Together:” Take Five with GCC President Dr. Janet Gullickson

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

1. You’ve been in the role of president for a little over a year now. What issue have you focused on more than any other and why? Enrollment! There are many reasons for this focus but the primary ones are student access and success, defined as the completion of credentials. Increased enrollment generates revenue that […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

New Policy Aims to Maintain Efficiencies, Effectiveness and Accessibility

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The Virginia State Board for Community Colleges recently approved a new policy that allows Virginia’s Community Colleges to address the issue of institutional sustainability. The “Policy to Maintain Accessibility, Effectiveness, and Efficiency with the VCCS” is a response to last fall’s JLARC report, which recommended the need for such a measure. The VCCS created the […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Voices from Virginia Connects Students with Local Elderly for Unique History Project

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Submitted by Belinda A. Baker, Communications and Marketing, Thomas Nelson Community College Thomas Nelson Community College students got a special take on history when the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority reached out to the College to partner on Voices from Virginia, a project that allowed elderly residents to share their stories in one-on-one interviews […]

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