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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

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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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Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

New Program Serves as Bridge Between Needy Students and Credentials

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For the first time ever, Financial Aid has been made available to eligible students taking short-term Noncredit Training leading to Industry-recognized Credentials (FANTIC). Traditionally, student financial aid has only been available to those enrolled in curriculums for academic credit such as career studies certificates or associate degree programs offered at the community colleges. Starting this […]

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Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2016

Chancellor Responds After Governor Signs Workforce Credentials Plan into Law

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Dear colleagues and friends: Today was an historic day for Virginia’s Community Colleges. The Commonwealth of Virginia will soon invest in high-demand workforce credentials just like it has been investing in our degree programs for the past 50 years. This moment is transformative for individual students seeking another path to success; for businesses that cannot […]

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Posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Prince William SkillSource Center Wins NASWA William J Harris Award

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The One-Stop partnership in the Prince William SkillSource Center (PW SSC) won the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) William J Harris Award. The William J. Harris Award was established to recognize excellence in the field of equal opportunity (EO). The PW SCC partners worked together to develop innovative programs in the workforce center.  […]

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Posted on Thursday, March 3, 2016

Power Line Worker Training School Officially Opens in Rural Southside Virginia

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The Super Tuesday primary wasn’t the only thing making news on March 1st. Virginia’s Community Colleges began their 50th anniversary year, and most importantly, it was the official opening of the Power Line Worker Training School at Fort Pickett, VA. For a lot of folks in rural Southside Virginia and the Blackstone area in particular, the […]

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Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2016

Virginia’s Community Colleges to Play Significant Role in Governor’s Budget Proposal

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In his annual State of the Commonwealth address, Governor Terry McAuliffe emphasized the need to reorient the state’s approach to education and training to meet the demands of a 21st Century workplace. “If we are going to prepare students for the jobs of today and create the jobs of tomorrow, we must fundamentally change the […]

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Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

MT1 Certificate Program Puts Virginians to Work

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Leonard Buster is one of many success stories to come out of the partnership between the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) and Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA), which in 2015 launched the Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) Manufacturing Technician Level 1 (MT1) certificate program. Buster, an army veteran, was first notified of the program through the Virginia […]

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