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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 Tuesday, February 25, 2020

General Assembly Update: G3 funds included, but there are differences between House and Senate budgets

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System-wide at Virginia’s Community Colleges, planning continues in order to implement G3, Governor Northam’s plan for expanded access to community colleges starting in the fall semester. There are significant details yet to be determined because of major differences between the spending plans put forth by House and Senate budget writers. Budget writers in both chambers […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2020

PVCC student’s story inspires during statewide adult education and literacy conference

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

Bushiri Salumu is quick to acknowledge his profound gratitude to the multiple social service and educational programs that have helped him on his journey to U.S. citizenship and gainful employment. His new life in Charlottesville is even more remarkable considering Salumu’s harrowing life experience, shared last week with participants at the 2020 Adult Education and […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

In print, online and in person, Virginia Community Colleges urge state lawmakers to approve G3 Proposal for greater access to life-changing career training

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

Above: Blue Ridge Community College pres. John Downey (l.) led a delegation to Richmond January 23 to meet lawmakers from the college’s service region, including Harrisonburg-Rockingham state Delegate Tony Wilt (r.) EDITOR’S NOTE: “Everyone’s engagement on the G3 initiative has been tremendous,” says Ellen Davenport, VCCS assistant vice chancellor for government relations, in her latest […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Take Five with LFCC President Emeritus Cheryl Thompson-Stacy: The New Interim Director of the VCCS’s Shared Services Center (SSC)

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

1. You served as president of LFCC for nine years and as the first female president of ESCC. Your list of accomplishments is impressive. What prompted you to accept this assignment? Timing was a big part of my decision to take on this interim assignment. I have been retired for a couple of years. I […]

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Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Signs outside of the State Capitol that Virginia is ready to expand access to community college

Posted By Jeffrey Kraus | 0 comments.

While delegates and senators consider the G3 program, there are indications outside Capital Square that now is the time for Virginia to move forward and expand affordable pathways to high-demand and high-value jobs for low- and middle-income individuals. First, G3 opportunities might be just what we need to attract Virginia’s “Disconnected Youth,” who fear amassing […]

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Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Making the case for G3/Report from the Capitol

Posted By Ellen Davenport | 0 comments.

by Ellen Davenport Editor’s Note: VCCS leaders have been making the rounds, reaching out to state decision-makers in support of Governor Northam’s G3 proposal to increase access to targeted community college programs. Senior Vice-Chancellor for Academic and Workforce Programs Sharon Morrissey presented the case to a legislative sub-committee today (Jan. 28). Last week, VCCS Chancellor […]

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Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Grant support and partnerships expand food options for VCCS students at three rural colleges

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

Featured image: DCC staff members shop for supplies for the college’s new food pantry Thanks to funding from the Anthem Foundation, food pantries serving students coping with food insecurity have opened at three Virginia community colleges did not have those resources before: Danville Community College, Rappahannock Community College and Virginia Highlands Community College. The grant […]

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