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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 Friday, May 30, 2014

Great Expectations Graduates Look to the Future with Confidence

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

One by one, the students stepped onto the platform and into the spotlight. There they received certificates recognizing their hard-earned achievements and an enthusiastic handshake from Chancellor Glenn DuBois. Afterward, they posed for photographs like dignitaries. It was a fitting ceremony for more than two dozen individuals from around the state who’ve made the arduous […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

With Great Expectations Comes Great Results

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Katherine Coates, Workforce Development Services Preparing to enter the workforce system can be a challenge for anyone, but for students in Virginia’s foster care system, transitioning to full-time work presents a special set of obstacles. Helping to offset some of those challenges and provide resources and support for these students are the coaches in the […]

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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2014

Take Five with Dr. Mirta Martin

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

The VCCS Blog is introducing a new series entitled Take Five in which we pose five questions to individuals who have played a pivotal role in shaping policy for our organization and in the process, influenced the lives of thousands of our students. In this week’s edition, outgoing State Board for Community Colleges member Dr. Mirta […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Virginia’s Waterman Tourism Training Program Wins CEDA Award

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 1 comment.

Have you ever visited Virginia’s Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck regions? Known for its beautiful waters where the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers meet, an abundance of crabs, oysters and sunshine, the birthplace of George Washington, is one of Virginia’s hidden treasures. Now, thanks to Virginia’s Waterman Training Program, visitors can experience the watermen’s unique heritage […]

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Posted on Monday, May 19, 2014

The Great Computer Giveaway

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

In 2009, Tidewater Community College’s Computers for Student Success program narrowed the digital divide by giving away 800 computers to needy students. A few weeks ago, the program reached a significant milestone by giving away its 5,000th computer. That amounts to roughly 83 PCs and laptops every month for five years. That’s a lot of […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

World Class Training for Virginia’s Adult Career Coaches

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 2 comments.

Celeste Hall is the Career Coach Specialist in Workforce Development Services at the Virginia Community College System. 70 Adult Career Coaches work in community colleges across Virginia with Virginia Workforce Centers (also known as “One-Stops”) and Virginia Employment Commission offices to identify trade- impacted workers and provide career coaching to connect them with training leading […]

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Posted on Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Three Workforce Centers Reach High Achievement

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Valaryee Mitchell currently serves as One-Stop Services Coordinator for the Virginia Community College System.  In her current position she provides leadership, guidance, and oversight to the Workforce Investment Act workforce centers in the Commonwealth of Virginia.   She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Hampton University and her Masters of Public Administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.    […]

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