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Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2015

Great Expectations Students Graduate with Big Plans Ahead

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Great Expectations Student Leaders pose with their certificates accompanied by Virginia’s Adoption Champion, Deb Johnston, keynote speaker Dr. Terry Morris of NASA, and Virginia’s Secretary of Education, the Honorable Anne Holton.   Thursday, May 21 was a day of celebration when Virginia’s Community Colleges graduated its 2015 Great Expectations students – a program that helps […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Community Colleges: A Bright Choice

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Two frequently asked questions this time of year are “What are your plans after you graduate?” and “What college are you attending next year?” If you know a soon-to-be high school graduate, chances are you have asked these questions (maybe even for a few years now).  And while we celebrate the acceptances to in-state and […]

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Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

An Apprentice Profile: Sarah Canclini

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For Sarah Canclini going into the BAE Systems Registered Apprenticeship program should have been a type of homecoming. She joined the Navy straight out of high school but her experience was limited to working on ships’ decks. “I never went into the engine room the entire time I was a sailor!” she laughs. Sarah first […]

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Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Germanna’s Free Massive Open Online Courses Aim to “Skill Up” Virginians

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By Michael Zitz, Director of Media & Community Relations, Germanna Community College Germanna Community College’s Center for Workforce & Community Education has launched the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) created by a Virginia community college. It makes training in skills necessary to start up and run a small business available free of cost and […]

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Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Eastern Shore Brothers Discover Pathways to Lifelong Careers  

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The old saying that good things usually come in threes frequently applies but, in the case of the Hernandez brothers, the good thing actually came in  twos. Chris and Alex Hernandez participated in the Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC) Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth program while  students at Arcadia High School, with the goal of […]

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Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Take Five: Vice Chancellor for Workforce Development Craig Herndon

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1. What makes you get out of bed each morning? I work on a team that gets a great deal of satisfaction from doing meaningful work. I don’t think we’re alone in feeling that way. To that end, Virginia’s Community Colleges offer the critical ingredient – workforce development services – that helps other find meaningful […]

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Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Community Colleges Team Up to Offer High Demand Forklift Training Across Virginia

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With an eye toward collaboration on future forklift operator training, workforce leaders from Blue Ridge Community College, Central Virginia Community College, Dabney S. Lancaster  Community College, Southside Virginia Community College, and Virginia’s Community Colleges gathered last month at Paul D. Camp Community College (PDCCC) for the chance to learn about this high-demand profession and training. Forklift operators […]

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Posted on Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative Aims to Improve Lives

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A recent report from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) stated that partnerships between schools and their local communities play a major role in educational attainment for low-income students in rural Virginia.

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Posted on Friday, January 30, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 3

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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.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Using Education to Create a Secure Future

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Joshuah Russell was a high school dropout at 16. He remembers hating high school and didn’t believe education was important in his life. As time passed, though, Joshuah began to worry about his future.

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