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Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

VCCS Includes RVHI in State Budget Request

Posted By Jeffrey Kraus | 0 comments.

Virginia’s Community Colleges are asking state budget writers to include some matching money for the Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative. The request is part of the overall budget plan pursued by the VCCS. The RVHI proposal is for $2 million over the two-year budget. That plan was presented in August to a collection of state leaders […]

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Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tapping the Power of Rural Virginia

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

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Like so many boomers, thousands of power-line workers are getting ready to pull the plug. Their professional careers are nearing an end and they’re ready to embrace retirement. But, who will replace them? When the economy tanked in 2008, many Virginians looked to technology as the quickest way to expand their skill set and increase […]

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Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2015

ON-THE-JOB TRAINING LEADS TO BRIGHT NEW CAREER

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Geneva

  College was something Geneva Garrett dreamt about but for one reason or another always felt out of reach. When the doors to the company where she spent a 30 year career closed in 2011, Garrett had no luck finding employment in her hometown of Bristol Virginia.   Searching for help, Garrett reached out to the Virginia […]

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Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

College Transforms Crossman

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Kelsie Crossman began studying at Patrick Henry Community College’s (PHCC) Middle College program in the summer of 2013 with the goal of getting her GED certificate. Crossman excelled in the community college environment, receiving her GED, Career Readiness Certificate at a gold level and an associate degree in science this past May. Homeschooled for much […]

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Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Power of Community College Coaching

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When Margaret Surber stepped on to the Virginia Highlands Community College (VHCC) campus for the first time, she felt like a “grey-headed women among a bunch of teeny boppers.” “It was a nightmare,” she said. “It was overwhelming to me.” For more than 37 years, Surber went to work at the same North Carolina chemical plant, […]

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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 Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Finding Meaningful Careers in Unexpected Places

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McNinch

By Stephanie Crowe, outreach specialist, Germanna Community College Thomas McNinch of Fredericksburg first visited Michelle Beverage, a Germanna Community College adult career coach, at the Fredericksburg Workforce Center in February of last year. Disappointed at the lack of opportunities to put his B.S. in geography to good use, McNinch was interested in increasing his skills […]

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Posted on Friday, June 19, 2015

Citizen Leader on Stage

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Harrell

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

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

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

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

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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