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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, 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

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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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Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2019

VCCS Hire Education Conference honors outstanding achievements

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

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 […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2019

VCCS colleges and generous supporters step up to fight student hunger.

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By Beth Brown It’s hard to concentrate in class, or to focus on your studies when you’re hungry and worried about where you’ll get your next meal. In extreme cases, food insecurity can force students to take time off from school or abandon their education entirely. Of the food insecure students surveyed for the report […]

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Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2019

VCCS State Board takes first step to explore whether to establish student housing on or near Virginia’s community college campuses

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

Featured image: Patrick Henry Community College officials have had discussions with real estate developers to explore whether to establish student housing at or near the PHCC campus. Since their inception in the mid-1960’s Virginia’s Community Colleges have been “commuter colleges” with no student housing options on campus. At its most recent meeting, the VCCS State Board […]

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Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Mellon Pathways Program to create a better transfer experience celebrates a milestone

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On Nov 8, 2019, the first cohort of Pathways Program students at Reynolds Community College and John Tyler Community College applied for dual admission to VCU. This was the culmination of the first semester of the program, in which students participated in events, activities, and advising that familiarized them with VCU, explored their fields of […]

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