Virginia’s Community Colleges recognized for supporting veterans

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RICHMOND — Virginia’s Community Colleges has been presented with the 2020 Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Secretary’s Award.

The award is presented annually by Virginia’s Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs in recognition of a V3 Certified Government Agency or Public Entity for demonstrated innovative support for Virginia veterans and promoting veteran employment.

Since its launch in 2017, Virginia’s Community Colleges’ Credits-to-Careers web portal, an online tool that translates military experience into college credits, has been used successfully by thousands of veterans around the state looking to advance their civilian careers.

Additionally, veterans, their spouses and family members, constitute one of the largest demographics served by our 23 colleges, all of which have received V3 designation. We also train employers on national best practices to recruit, hire, train and retain veterans and military spouses.

The winners of the 2020 Awards were announced during the 2020 Virginia Veterans and Military Affairs Conference, held virtually on August 19, 2020.

About Virginia’s Community Colleges: Since 1966, Virginia’s Community Colleges have given everyone the opportunity to learn and develop the right skills so lives and communities are strengthened. By making higher education and workforce training available in every part of Virginia, we elevate all of Virginia. Together, Virginia’s Community Colleges serve more than 270,000 students each year. For more information, please visit www.vccs.edu.

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