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Posted on Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Virginia Program Helps Veterans Land Great Jobs

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William Lee, a retired Army Veteran, was referred to the SkillSource Group, Inc.’s Northern Virginia Jobs for Veterans (J4VETS) program in November 2013 after he was laid off as a Senior Program Manager. Mr. Lee immediately expressed interest in enrolling in a Project Management Professional (PMP) preparation course with Global Knowledge, which he completed in […]

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Posted on Monday, December 1, 2014

Rebuilding Virginia’s Middle Class through Skills Enhancement

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Among the discussions that took place at the Annual Meeting of the Virginia Community College System was a panel discussion on what Virginia – and higher education – needs to do to boost employability  of its citizens, and help meet the goal of tripling the attainment of credentials in both credit and noncredit areas. “This is […]

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Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Opportunity Inc. Youth Goes from Virginia Beach STEM Program to Princeton

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Myesha Jemison has never been one to settle on a single hobby or interest. “I like to engage in different things to have a well-rounded platform of knowledge,” says the 18-year-old Bayside High School Health Sciences Academy senior. Jemison has experience volunteering at hospitals, holding leadership positions in various organizations, and most recently participating in […]

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Posted on Monday, November 24, 2014

The Employment Deficit: Soft Skills

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Millennials grew up surrounded by technology. Mastering the tools of the trade – computers, hand-held devices, and social media – came easy. But proficiency in one arena may have created a deficiency in another – communication. Today’s employers are looking for people who can show value beyond the job description. Put simply, the most attractive […]

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Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2014

Failure is not a four-letter word: Shawn Boyer

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  “I want you to throw the word failure out of your vocabulary,” Shawn Boyer, founder of the hourly employment network, Snag-A-Job, told a crowd of scholarship recipients, their families and their college communities this week at the annual VFCCE Scholarship Luncheon. “You tried it, and it didn’t work – stop thinking about it as […]

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Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Annual Meeting 2014: One Single Goal

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With Achieve 2015 fading into history, the time had come to light the fuse under the strategic planning task force’s latest proposal that would illuminate the way forward for the next six years. The plan is bold, concise and elegant in its simplicity. In fact, it’s deceptively simple in that it contains only one goal […]

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Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2014

That’s A Wrap – Elevate Virginia Workforce Month

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Elevate Virginia Workforce Month was recognized through various programs and events across the state during the month of October – here is a calendar to check out all the great work. In addition, a new workforce brand, Elevate Virginia, was launched, a proclamation was made by the Governor and workforce development professionals from across the […]

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Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Eastern Shore Community College Prepares for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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While Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are a hot topic in the national news, Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC) is busy planning for the workforce development need that this emerging industry will likely bring to their local economy.  The FAA selected six congressionally-mandated test sites on December 30, 2013. One of these sites is the Virginia […]

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Posted on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Workforce Professionals Build the Future of Virginia Together

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Workforce professionals from across the state of Virginia gathered in Hampton, Virginia last week for a conference dedicated to professional development and sharing strategies for helping Virginians with job training and employment services.  “You cannot do economic development without having sufficient supplies of talent with the right credentials and competencies,” Maurice Jones, secretary of commerce […]

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Posted on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Governor McAuliffe Kicks Off Elevate Virginia Workforce Month

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Workforce leaders from across the state gathered at the Governor’s mansion on the eve of Sept. 30 for the unveiling of Virginia’s new workforce brand, Elevate Virginia, and the kickoff of Elevate Virginia Workforce Month. Maurice Jones, Secretary of Commerce and Trade, offered remarks about the administration’s commitment to workforce development and training – to […]

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