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Posted on Monday, February 24, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 7

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

House and Senate Budgets Pass Their Houses of Origin and Are Referred to Committee in the Opposite House Yesterday, the House of Delegates and Senate each passed their respective budgets. The House and Senate budget overviews were released on February 16, and details became available mid-day on February 18.  The budgets have crossed over to the […]

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Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Data is Power

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

As a parent of a three-year old, planning for her education is foremost on my mind. While my husband and I will support her in whatever makes her happy, as parents, we still need to make plans to help set her on a path to success. To that end, we live within walking distance of […]

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Posted on Monday, February 17, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 6

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

It has been an interesting and challenging week! More snow and ice led to the Governor’s declaration of a state of emergency, and the rescheduling of the February 12 legislative reception until February 26. This week’s and last week’s combined snow caused nine colleges to cancel their planned visits to Richmond over the last two […]

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Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Culinary Training Program Helps Homeless Achieve Economic Independence

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

David Remick, Executive Director, Alexandria/Arlington Workforce Investment Board Imagine a program that helps local businesses fill their open positions by transforming the lives of those who are struggling to survive. That is exactly what the Alexandria/Arlington Culinary Training Program is doing by putting homeless or immediately at risk of becoming homeless individuals back into the […]

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Posted on Monday, February 10, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 5

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Tuesday, February 11 will be “crossover,” the official “halfway” point of the 2014 session.  All bills must have passed their house of origin by the time the House of Delegates and Senate adjourn on this day.  As a result of the number of bills which have been introduced, the House of Delegates will be meeting […]

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Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Virginia Celebrates Career and Technical Education Month

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

Governor McAuliffe recently recognized February as Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, highlighting opportunities this type of education offers Virginians, including lifelong skills development, career choices, expanded earning potential and job satisfaction. Manufacturing is growing in Virginia. Finding employees with the fundamental technical skills modern manufacturing environments require, however, is a challenge. The ideal solution […]

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Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Musings on Workforce, Social Media and Today’s Youth

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Dr. Najmah Thomas is one of my favorite people to chat with when it comes to all things workforce.  As the Administrator of the Workforce Investment Act Program, one of the largest funding streams for Virginia’s workforce programs, Thomas’ expertise lies in employing youth, adults and dislocated workers. Outside of her work at the Virginia […]

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Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Community Colleges = Jobs and Here is Why

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

When there is so much activity taking place across our 23 community colleges to employ Virginians, choosing a blog topic can be daunting. I thought about it a lot. Should I explain how workforce development is delivered in Virginia? Should I list the most in-demand jobs and explain how to get those skills at community […]

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Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014

Strategic planning: What’s old is new again!

Posted By Jeffrey Kraus | 0 comments.

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Conversations beginning later this month will chart the course of Virginia’s Community Colleges into the next decade. Our strategic planning taskforce will continue the process that began with a statewide listening tour last fall. It’s hard to believe we’re there again, says the guy who staffed the taskforce that created our last six-year strategic plan, […]

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Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Governor McAuliffe Shines Light on Community Colleges in Inaugural Address

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*Today we inaugurate Workforce Wednesday with the first in a series of blog posts focusing on workforce issues around the commonwealth. It was certainly an honor and privilege to sit in the rain-soaked bleachers this past Saturday as a witness to the Inauguration of the Commonwealth’s 72nd Governor Terry McAuliffe. As I explained to my teenage son […]

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