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Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Former Educator Inducted into CTE Hall of Fame

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Members of the academic and workforce community recently gathered for the annual Virginia Career and Technical Education Creating Excellence Awards. The awards are given to institutions who promote best practices in education and recognize exemplary contributions to Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. During the program, Mr. Harvey Crone, former director of the CCWA, was […]

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Posted on Friday, June 19, 2015

Citizen Leader on Stage

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Shakespeare once observed that “All the world’s a stage”, and for the late Robert “Bobby” Harrell, public service was his window on the world, the stage where he played major roles in business, education and government. According to Bobby, “what you see often depends on where you look.” He looked for opportunities to serve others, […]

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Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2015

Preparing the Next Generation in Southern Virginia

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Sabryna Hamilton moved to Greensboro, NC in 2005 to be closer to her aging parents. After a 20- year career as a senior litigation legal assistant, the move meant a new beginning. An advertisement for a part-time career coach position at Danville Community College (DCC), some academic advising experience and an application later, Hamilton was […]

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Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2015

Take Five with Pia Trigiani

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Pia Trigiani is the new Co-Chair of the Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative Steering Committee. She is a partner at the law firm Mercer Trigiani where she specializes in common interest community association law. She is a past president of the Virginia Bar Association. Pia is one of seven children raised in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. […]

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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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