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Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

DCC Precision Machining Students Head to National SkillsUSA Championships

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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

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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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Posted on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April is Financial Confidence Month

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“Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.” – Benjamin Franklin Whether you are a 20-something freshman in college, an adult working on a new credential to make more money, or someone interested in training to make a career change, we all have personal finances to deal with on a daily […]

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Posted on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Middle College CNA Program Changes Lives and Creates Path to RN

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Last week’s Workforce Wednesday blog post Middle College – Charting a Course for a Promising Future introduced us to the important work happening to help adults complete their GED and pursue a college education. This week we caught up with Jammie Robinson and Jeffrey Bushnell, both currently enrolled in Reynolds Community College’s Middle College Certified […]

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Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Middle College – Charting a Course for a Promising Future

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Young adults, who, for whatever reason, don’t finish high school, can regain their footing and pursue a college education and rewarding career thanks to the Middle College program at Reynolds Community College. In the fall of 2016, Reynolds Community College’s Middle College program partnered with Region 15 Adult Education to offer their first GED to […]

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Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Welding Sparks a Career Change for Blue Ridge Man

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Submitted by Cathy Sliwoski, BRCC PR Specialist  Thanks to several grants available at Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC), Don Conner (pictured above) got his hands on a new career in welding. After 23 years in truck driving, the 51-year-old was ready for a change of pace. “Raymond, my Adult Career Coach, was great. Welding was […]

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Posted on Monday, January 30, 2017

Financial Literacy is a Critical Component to Lifelong Success

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Fred Showers is a Career Developer at Opportunity Inc of Hampton Roads (OppInc), one of six local workforce development areas participating in a unique and exciting randomized control study called The Virginia Financial Success Network (VFSN). Showers’ passion managing personal finances lends itself well to referring clients to the VFSN where they are eligible not only […]

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Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Workforce Spotlight: Learn About Job Training Opportunities Across Virginia

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*Free Electronic Tax Filing is Available to all Virginia Community Colleges and Local Workforce Development Areas (more info at the end of the blog). Workforce education and training is becoming increasingly important to Virginians, according to key findings from the 2017 Public Policy Poll: Economic Development and Workforce Training report released this month, as evidenced by […]

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Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Growing Skills Gap and Virginia’s New Economy

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Hovering at around four percent, Virginia’s unemployment rate is looking pretty good. While not everyone who wants a job can find one, today’s job search is far less strenuous than it was in the aftermath of the Great Recession when a staggering number of Americans were routinely filing for unemployment benefits. Now, Virginia finds itself firmly […]

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Posted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Long-time VCCS Employee Receives 2016 Impacto Award

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Aida Pacheco, project manager for the Virginia Community College System, has received a 2016 Impacto Latino Award presented by the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (VAHCC) to people and companies committed to helping shape Virginia’s growing Hispanic community.  Aida was one of 10 individuals statewide to receive the award during the 2016 VAHCC Business Conference […]

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