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Posted on Monday, August 8, 2016

Community College Helps Afghan Refugee Build a Future in America

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Mohammad Fayez Adli has lived more life than most over the past 27 years. Born in Afghanistan, Adli studied business, accounting and technology, earning three diplomas and one degree. He built a career in his native country working in logistics for the United States Army, transporting equipment around camps, managing subcontractors and local staff. When […]

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Posted on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Never Give Up: A Lesson in Perseverance

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A single mom of two children, Christina McKenzie struggled to find a meaningful job that also paid the bills. She had been working for three years as a personal care aide but was feeling unfulfilled until a friend told her about the Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) program at Patrick Henry Community College. “I’d always wanted […]

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Posted on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Drive like A Girl: Finding Success in a Nontraditional Career

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It comes as no surprise that Penny Flippo of Henrico, Virginia was willing to drive an hour-and-a-half to school every day for two months. She was studying to become a truck driver. It was on the advice of her cousin, also a tractor-trailer driver, which led Flippo to Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) in Blackstone, […]

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Posted on Monday, July 25, 2016

Southside Man Leverages Training Program to Energize Promising New Career

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

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Luke Storey has always been something of a ranch hand. Growing up in Southside Virginia, he’s worked the fields and farms that crisscross this rural landscape and become a bit of an agricultural expert in the process. There hasn’t been much else to do. Job opportunities have historically been relatively scarce in this neck of […]

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Posted on Thursday, June 9, 2016

Inaugural SVCC class launches students into ‘higher education’

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A Lineman — More than a Job, It’s a Lifestyle Story and Photos by Bill Sherrod, Editor of Cooperative Living Magazine *Article republished with permission Students in the inaugural class of Southside Virginia Community College’s (SVCC) new Power Line Worker Training School have finished the first phase of their higher education. Literally.  Class members, who completed the course May 12, spent […]

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Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Helping Laid-Off Coal Industry Workers in Southwest Virginia

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The POWER Grant Initiative is a multi-faceted approach designed to address the impact of the decline of the coal economy in Southwest Virginia. The initiative seeks to build on the collective energy among workforce, economic, education, and community development partners in the region. Through the efforts of the core grant partners*, there are short and […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2016

EleVAte SNAP E&T Pilot Program

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The EleVAte SNAP Employment and Training Pilot Program is a three-year grant from the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service awarded to ten states nationwide. The largest award went to the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS), with the VCCS as the primary official sub-recipient.  The pilot program was created to serve […]

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Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Virginia Career Coach Certification – On the Move!

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The spotlight on credentials at the VCCS has never shone brighter, and career coaches are leading the way. They are not only guiding students on the path to credentials but are also demonstrating the importance of credentials by participating in the Virginia Career Coach Certification (VCCC) program. The first group of 45 adult career coaches […]

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Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2016

April is Financial Confidence Month

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

by Paula Scott Dehetre Project Director, Workforce Innovation Fund: Working Families Success Network The U.S. Congress designated April as National Financial Literacy Month in 2004, to promote educational initiatives and resources that would encourage families and young people to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. This special designation is sometimes referred to as Financial Capability/Literacy or […]

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Posted on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Ring the Bell for Employment

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Andrew Compton (pictured left), a young military veteran, did what most people do when they visit the Opportunity, Inc. One-Stop Workforce Center in Norfolk – he rang the bell for employment. Recently separated from the Navy and looking for work, Compton came to the workforce center hoping to cultivate a job opportunity. He was given […]

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