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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.

Listening-Tour-2013

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

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

*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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Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 1

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 1 comment.

Legislative Update January 8 marked the beginning of the 2014 General Assembly session.  Terry McAuliffe, the first gubernatorial candidate to visit all 23 of Virginia’s community colleges during his campaign, will be inaugurated as Virginia’s   72nd governor on Saturday, Jan. 11. Because the introduced budget did not include funding for all of the priorities of the […]

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Posted on Thursday, January 9, 2014

Making it real: a new blog for 2014

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

Welcome to 2014! With this new year comes a new blog presence for Virginia’s Community Colleges, a place where we will share the stories, expertise and people that make the community college experience real. As we do every January, we’ll start out by sharing news from the legislative session of the 2014 General Assembly, taking […]

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