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Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 1 comment.

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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 Monday, August 11, 2014

Take Five: Getting Acquainted With VHCC’S New President Dr. Gene Couch

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

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1. As president of VHCC, what are some of your first orders of business? On July 1, 2014, I officially began work as the president of Virginia Highlands Community College (VHCC). I am deeply honored and very excited about being named the sixth president of VHCC. I firmly believe in the power of the community […]

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Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

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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 Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A National Voice for Virginia’s Workforce Professionals

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VCCS Workforce Development Services member Valaryee Mitchell was recently elected to serve on the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) board as the Region 3 representative. This is a significant opportunity for Virginia’s community of front-line workers, given Mitchell’s 13-plus years of experience in local case management and operations, and her current role as […]

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Posted on Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Grant Awards Focus Workforce Services on Veterans and Long-Term Unemployed

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Exciting plans are underway at Virginia Community College System’s (VCCS) Office of Workforce Development to focus on training and job placement of two key populations in the state – veterans and the long-term unemployed. The U.S. Department of Labor recently awarded VCCS $3.4 million to provide veterans with community college credits for their past military […]

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Posted on Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New Country, New Career: Community College Provides Pathway to Employment in United States

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When she moved to the United States from Mexico in 2003, continuing to grow her successful career in finance was easier said than done for 44-year old Alma Zarate. After settling in Northern Virginia, a part-time teaching job presented the perfect opportunity to join the workforce and maintain the same schedule as her children. After spending […]

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Posted on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Communicate, Coordinate, Collaborate, Connect: A Passion to Serve Veterans in Virginia

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by Naimi Ford, Workforce Development, Thomas Nelson Community College The success of veteran transition programs in Virginia should be measured by job placement. Coordination, connection and collaboration, underpinned by communication, will be the best way to use our resources to support the newest generation of veterans according to Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs, John […]

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Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2014

VCCS Celebrates Leadership Metro Richmond Graduate

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George Taratsas, VCCS Workforce Development Services Resource Administrator, recently graduated from the prestigious Leadership Metro Richmond (LMR) program. Over 60 graduates from the Region were honored at a ceremony on June 4th at the Henrico Theatre. Participants from state and local government, corporations and not-for-profit organizations were competitively selected into this year-long program that increases […]

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Posted on Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Education Comes In All Forms

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

I had just sat down on my couch with my morning cup of coffee when I turned the TV on to catch the end of the morning news. Bill Bosher, former Virginia Superintendent of Schools, was finishing his weekend editorial with the final thought, “Have you needed a plumber recently?” This was a statement I […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

With Great Expectations Comes Great Results

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Katherine Coates, Workforce Development Services Preparing to enter the workforce system can be a challenge for anyone, but for students in Virginia’s foster care system, transitioning to full-time work presents a special set of obstacles. Helping to offset some of those challenges and provide resources and support for these students are the coaches in the […]

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