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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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Posted on Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Take Five: SVCC’s New President Dr. Al Roberts Hits the Ground Running

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Dr. Alfred A. Roberts was tapped to succeed Dr. John Cavan as president of Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) in early August. Formerly the provost of the college’s Christanna Campus in Alberta, Roberts says he’s humbled by his appointment and promises to enhance SVCC’s reputation as a world class, 21st century community college. 1. You have spent a sizable portion of your […]

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Posted on Monday, September 8, 2014

Wizard takes home Governor’s Technology Award

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Virginia’s Community Colleges were winners in the Governor’s Technology Awards presentation, held at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) in Richmond on Sept. 3, 2014. The VCCS received the Innovative Use of Technology in Education award for the Wizard mobile app. The Wizard app was developed as a native app available for both iOS […]

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Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Chancellor’s Retreat Provides Backdrop for Governor’s New Workforce Initiative

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Governor Terry McAuliffe told more than 400 people who had gathered for the Chancellor’s Retreat that he needed their help in selling Virginia’s high-quality product workforce. “I want to crush the other 49 states on job creation,” he said. Moments later, the state’s chief executive signed executive order 23 and the “New Virginia Economy” Workforce Initiative was put […]

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Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Workforce Leaders Talk Jobs and Education Following Governor’s Trip to Danville

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Governor Terry McAuliffe, along with his cabinet and workforce leaders, traveled to Danville yesterday to focus on jobs, education, and growing the economy. Craig Herndon, Vice Chancellor for Workforce Development at Virginia’s Community Colleges, was in attendance throughout the day. “Virginia’s Community Colleges are thrilled to work with Governor McAuliffe in understanding and addressing the wide range of workforce needs facing Virginia’s business community. Yesterday’s event at Danville Community College highlighted the important role that community colleges play in preparing Virginians for in-demand jobs, often through short-term and technical training."

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Posted on Thursday, July 24, 2014

Virginia’s Community Colleges: Increasingly Popular Destination for Hispanic and Latino Students

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Hispanic and Latino students are attending Virginia’s 23 community colleges in record numbers, achieving greater academic success and earning more transfer-oriented credentials than ever before. That is according to analysis of student enrollment between the years 2009-2013 presented to the State Board for Community Colleges. Hispanic and Latino student enrollment grew nearly 58 percent during […]

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Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Recipient of Prestigious Foundation Scholarship Named

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Michee Mutangu is the fifth community college student to receive the Kathy Camper Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship. He’s also the first person in his family to graduate high school and go to college. Mutangu says the scholarship has given him hope and a chance for a brighter future. “If it was not for the scholarship that I […]

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Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014

540-plus years of Virginia Community College service

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  The blast from the past echoed for more than 500 years when presidents gathered to celebrate John J. Cavan’s retirement from Southside Virginia Community College after 31 years. Past and present presidents pictured above represent 323 years of service as presidents at a Virginia Community College — and a total of 544 years of service […]

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