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Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Community Colleges Team Up to Offer High Demand Forklift Training Across Virginia

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

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With an eye toward collaboration on future forklift operator training, workforce leaders from Blue Ridge Community College, Central Virginia Community College, Dabney S. Lancaster  Community College, Southside Virginia Community College, and Virginia’s Community Colleges gathered last month at Paul D. Camp Community College (PDCCC) for the chance to learn about this high-demand profession and training. Forklift operators […]

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Posted on Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative Aims to Improve Lives

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A recent report from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) stated that partnerships between schools and their local communities play a major role in educational attainment for low-income students in rural Virginia.

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Posted on Friday, January 30, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 3

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

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The subcommittee members of the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee are currently deliberating and finalizing recommendations for the HAC and SFC budgets that will be released on Sunday, February 8.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Using Education to Create a Secure Future

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Joshuah Russell was a high school dropout at 16. He remembers hating high school and didn’t believe education was important in his life. As time passed, though, Joshuah began to worry about his future.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Training Tomorrow’s Manufacturing Workforce

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Virginia’s manufacturing community is critical to the viability of the Commonwealth, with 6,000 manufacturers employing more than 200,000 people and contributing $34 billion to the state’s gross national product.

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Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 1

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

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The General Assembly session officially began at noon on January 14.  The first week of the General Assembly has been incredibly fast-paced.  As of Friday, Jan. 16, 1915 bills had been introduced.  The deadline for members to file budget amendment requests was today at 5:00 p.m. Workforce Incentive Bill Advances Last Thursday, a VCCS top priority […]

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Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Annual Report Shines Light on Virginia’s Highly-Skilled Workforce

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The Virginia Board of Workforce Development recently released its 2013-2014 Annual Report. The theme of the report, Elevate Virginia: Skills for Jobs and Business Growth, aligns with Virginia’s new workforce brand. The report demonstrates the state’s focus on preparing Virginian’s for occupations through credentials that demonstrate in-demand skills. This is a top priority for all […]

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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

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.

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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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