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Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2014

Failure is not a four-letter word: Shawn Boyer

Posted By Susan Hayden | 0 comments.


  “I want you to throw the word failure out of your vocabulary,” Shawn Boyer, founder of the hourly employment network, Snag-A-Job, told a crowd of scholarship recipients, their families and their college communities this week at the annual VFCCE Scholarship Luncheon. “You tried it, and it didn’t work – stop thinking about it as […]

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Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Annual Meeting 2014: One Single Goal

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

With Achieve 2015 fading into history, the time had come to light the fuse under the strategic planning task force’s latest proposal that would illuminate the way forward for the next six years. The plan is bold, concise and elegant in its simplicity. In fact, it’s deceptively simple in that it contains only one goal […]

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Posted on Wednesday, November 5, 2014

That’s A Wrap – Elevate Virginia Workforce Month

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Elevate Virginia Workforce Month was recognized through various programs and events across the state during the month of October – here is a calendar to check out all the great work. In addition, a new workforce brand, Elevate Virginia, was launched, a proclamation was made by the Governor and workforce development professionals from across the […]

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Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Eastern Shore Community College Prepares for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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While Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are a hot topic in the national news, Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC) is busy planning for the workforce development need that this emerging industry will likely bring to their local economy.  The FAA selected six congressionally-mandated test sites on December 30, 2013. One of these sites is the Virginia […]

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Posted on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Workforce Professionals Build the Future of Virginia Together

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Workforce professionals from across the state of Virginia gathered in Hampton, Virginia last week for a conference dedicated to professional development and sharing strategies for helping Virginians with job training and employment services.  “You cannot do economic development without having sufficient supplies of talent with the right credentials and competencies,” Maurice Jones, secretary of commerce […]

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Posted on Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Governor McAuliffe Kicks Off Elevate Virginia Workforce Month

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Workforce leaders from across the state gathered at the Governor’s mansion on the eve of Sept. 30 for the unveiling of Virginia’s new workforce brand, Elevate Virginia, and the kickoff of Elevate Virginia Workforce Month. Maurice Jones, Secretary of Commerce and Trade, offered remarks about the administration’s commitment to workforce development and training – to […]

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Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2014

WIOA: The Road Ahead

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 1 comment.

President Barack Obama signed The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014. WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Congress passed […]

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Posted on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

It’s Game On for the Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative

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The Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative (RVHI) is an exciting new pilot program from the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education and the VCCS to raise the educational attainment rates of those living in rural parts of Virginia and better prepare them for the jobs of the future. Seven of Virginia’s Community Colleges are taking part […]

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Posted on Monday, September 8, 2014

Wizard takes home Governor’s Technology Award

Posted By Susan Hayden | 1 comment.

Virginia’s Community Colleges were winners in the Governor’s Technology Awards presentation, held at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) in Richmond on Sept. 3, 2014. The VCCS received the Innovative Use of Technology in Education award for the Wizard mobile app. The Wizard app was developed as a native app available for both iOS […]

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Posted on Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Trending Now: Workforce Development In Virginia

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Workforce development in Virginia received another boost this week in the form of a $170,000 grant from The National Governors Association. This particular grant will focus on increasing credentials in the high-demand STEM-H (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Health) fields, as well as industry certifications and apprenticeships most needed by Virginia’s current and emerging industries. […]

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