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Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 8

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Community College Workforce Training Bill Still in the House of Delegates Chancellor Glenn DuBois testified before the Higher Education Subcommittee of the House Education Committee on February 25 in support of SB 628 (Ruff).  This legislation will expand Virginia’s skilled workforce by establishing an incentive of $1,000 for each  Virginia student who completes both training […]

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Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2014

High School Career Coach Provides Missing Link Between Students and Local Industry

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Before becoming a high school career coach, Sarah Brown worked as a public defender, and before that, she helped struggling socioeconomic groups and dislocated workers get trained and employed. Brown has always been drawn to helping people get the support they need. “It was really very fulfilling to see people who had no hope of […]

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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

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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

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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 Monday, February 3, 2014

Weekly General Assembly Roundup: Week 4

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

Legislation Granting In-State Tuition for Certain Undocumented Students Goes to House Appropriations HB 747 (Rust), HB 59 (Kory), and HB 88 (Lopez) were heard on January 28 in the Higher Education Subcommittee of House Education.  HB 59 and HB 88 were incorporated into HB 747, which has been re-referred to the House Appropriations Committee.  This […]

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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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