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  • Earlier this month, a completion ceremony was held for students at the Lynchburg Regional Juvenile Detention Center. But it wasn’t your typical graduation ceremony, and these aren’t your typical students. In corrections parlance, they’re commonly referred to as “detainees.” The students completed a nine-and-a-half-week course in basic welding, thanks to a pilot program launched this...
  • LaDawn Lancaster (pictured above with Chancellor DuBois) faced tough odds. A single mom with three daughters, she struggled to make ends meet working three jobs while a full-time college student. Things started turning in her favor when Lancaster sought healthcare workforce credentials through the FastForward program at Piedmont Virginia Community College. In months instead of...
  • [caption id="attachment_29839" align="alignleft" width="130"] Torres[/caption] “It was a life-changing experience.” Ava Torres, a second year student at Central Virginia Community College didn’t mince words in assessing this year’s VCCS Student Leadership Conference. The event November 15-17 brought together more than 400 students from all 23 colleges...

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