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Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Workforce Professionals Academy Underway in Hampton Roads

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 1 comment.

Workforce professionals from around the state gathered for a three-day conference Wednesday at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton where they hope to learn, share, collaborate, innovate and discuss the latest information and trends in workforce development. Governor Terry McAuliffe, who recently proclaimed September as Workforce Development Month, helped kick off the event in […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

New Outreach Campaign Aims to Help Virginians FastForward Their Lives and Careers

Posted By Jeffrey Kraus | 0 comments.

Virginia’s Community Colleges are poised to launch a new outreach campaign designed to attract people to short-term training programs that will prepare them for high-demand career opportunities. In March 2016, the Workforce Credential Grant program (WCG) was established when Governor Terry McAuliffe signed a broadly bipartisan measure into law that positioned Virginia to establish a […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

WCG Student Round Up: A Road Frequently Traveled: A Former Inmate Drives Her Own Future

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

For Andrea Davis, the Workforce Credential Grant (WCG) program has been nothing short of life changing. Andrea was arrested for selling drugs and spent eight-and-a-half years in federal prison. “I never used drugs,” she said, “But it was, I thought, the only way to feed my family. I was a single mom and needed to […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

WCG Student Round Up: From Credential to Career in the Blink of an Eye

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

Kouri Tweedy, Central Virginia Community College  Going from two part-time jobs with no career path to three credentials and a full-time job in the healthcare field in months is an impressive feat. Meet Kouri Tweedy, a 24-year-old student at Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) who turned her life around thanks to the Virginia Community College […]

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Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

WCG Student Round Up: A Decorated Combat Veteran Reaps the Benefits of the Workforce Credentials Grant Program

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 1 comment.

Thirty seven-year old Nate Humphrey (a.k.a., “grandpa”) isn’t just strong, he’s physically imposing, too. And the expression on his face is one that could best be described as a standing invitation to “bring it.” It’s the kind of countenance a man wears after seven grueling combat deployments, including one each in Iraq and Afghanistan. Truth […]

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Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Career and Technical Education Programs Awarded at Virginia’s Community Colleges

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and Virginia Community College System (VCCS) honored 15 exemplary career and technical education programs and partnerships on June 8th at the annual Creating Excellence Awards Program in Richmond. The VCCS Postsecondary CTE State Awards were presented in two categories: 1. Business and Industry Partnership Award     ATOS Corporation, […]

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Posted on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Former Coal Miners Graduate from POWER Welding Program

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

A group of 11 dislocated coal industry workers recently completed an intensive, 80-hour welding class through Mountain Empire Community College (MECC) and attended a graduation ceremony on Tuesday, June 6th at the Russell County Conference Center in Lebanon. After receiving framed certificates of completion, the graduates attended a reverse job fair with representatives from a […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Workforce Initiative Update: The Road to Success in Virginia Program

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

In the most recent session of the General Assembly, the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) was allocated $2,000,000 in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funding* from the Virginia Department of Social Services to provide job training to TANF recipients at Virginia’s Community Colleges. The goal of the Road to Success in Virginia (RSVP) Initiative […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

DCC Precision Machining Students Head to National SkillsUSA Championships

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Three of Danville Community College’s precision machining students will compete at the national SkillsUSA Championships during the week of June 19 in Louisville, KY. Quin Motley of Chatham, Stephen Chambers of Axton, and Artsem Fitsner of the Republic of Belarus will make the trip following their successes in earning first place in their respective competitions […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Community College Students and Local Businesses Participate in Richmond LogistiX Games

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Logistics companies participate in friendly competition highlighting supply chain and logistics industry The RVA LogistX Games returned to the Central Virginia region on April 20, showcasing 10 local companies involved in the movement of goods between source and consumer, in a head-to-head competition. “We’re once again happy to partner with local logistics companies to promote […]

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