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A blog dedicated to the latest news and information about Virginia’s Community Colleges. We have a stable of great contributors who will offer legislative updates, workforce updates, and an inside look at Virginia’s Community Colleges and the work we do.

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Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2020

2020 Legislative Report of Jan. 10

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

From Ellen Davenport, VCCS assistant vice chancellor for governmental relations. Excerpts from her report of Friday, Jan. 10, 2020: The G3 initiative is in the hands of the members of Higher Education subcommittees of the House and Senate money committees, and it is especially important to reach out to them often in the next few […]

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Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2020

VCCS State Board endorses Governor Northam’s G3 plan to make select community college programs more affordable for low and moderate income Virginians

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

At its regularly scheduled meeting January 16, the Virginia State Board for Community Colleges called on state lawmakers to adopt and fund Governor Ralph Northam’s G3 Initiative. G3 (“Get a Skill, Get a Job, Give Back”) is a is a targeted program that would provide extra financial assistance to low-and-middle-income Virginians who seek training in […]

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Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2020

Veteran community college instructor Ghazala Hashmi takes on new challenge: Virginia State Senator

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

Ghazala Hashmi has deep ties to the VCCS. She taught English at Reynolds Community College for 18 years, and was founding director of the school’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Having moved to the U.S. from India with her family 1969, she was prompted to take an active role in politics by the […]

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Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2020

Governor proposes free community college for low-and-middle income students in targeted programs

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

Thousands of Virginians could gain free access to higher education and workforce training in Governor Ralph Northam’s G-3 Grant Program. The plan (“Get skilled, Get a job, and Give back”) would devote $145-million over the next two years to provide free tuition, fees, books, and help with cost of living expenses for low-and-moderate income students […]

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Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2019

G3 Grant Program proposed by Governor Ralph Northam would expand access to community colleges for low-and-middle-income Virginians.

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

The governor’s $145 million G3 Grant Program is a major initiative that could help thousands of Virginians access higher education and workforce training. But it’s important to remember, it is not “free community college” for all. The G3 plan announced by Governor Ralph Northam at Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale campus December 12 is a […]

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Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2019

Eastern Shore Community College makeover about to come to life…faculty and staff will move into new quarters over the holidays

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

A little more than two years after groundbreaking, Eastern Shore Community College’s brand new classroom and administration building is about to open, marking a new chapter for the college and replacing a structure that dated to the mid-1970’s. “We could not be more excited about what this new facility will mean to the Eastern Shore […]

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Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2019

CVCC is helping to prepare troubled youth for a future that’s not defined by their past

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

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 […]

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