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Posted on Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Veterans Day 2019 Update: VCCS aims to serve the needs of military affiliated students

Posted By Jim Babb | 0 comments.

As a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Army, James Evins, Jr. learned firsthand about the challenges of returning to civilian life in 1998. “During my transition from the military, I found it difficult to transfer my experience to the college campus,” says Evins. “The problem, I soon realized, was not that I had not been […]

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Posted on Monday, November 4, 2019

ALICE: Unable to move forward and one setback from disaster

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 0 comments.

Payday. It’s finally arrived.  Thanks to those two hours of overtime, your take-home pay is a little more than normal. You want to celebrate but your enthusiasm is short-lived. Once you start crunching the numbers, you realize you’re going to come up short again this month. One or two bills, possibly more, will probably go […]

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Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Great Expectations Alum Accomplishes Much and Inspires Many

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

Brittany Fuller has a lot to be proud of given her many accomplishments over the past few years. Since 2015, Fuller has obtained an associate degree from Southwest Virginia Community College (SWCC), completed a bachelor’s degree from Liberty University in 2017, is raising her three-year-old daughter, recently purchased her own home and is employed. Brittany […]

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Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2018

Take Five with New River Community College President Pat Huber

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 2 comments.

1.  You’re approaching your first anniversary as president of NRCC. How’s it going so far? You might say I have a biased perspective, but I think things are going well. I am really enjoying the work along with different and new challenges and opportunities. I stay busy, busy, busy and enjoy the variety of activities. […]

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Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

April is Community College Awareness Month. Help Us Spread the News!

Posted By Laura Osberger | 0 comments.

Once again, Virginia’s Community Colleges are marking national Community College Awareness Month (CCAM) in April with a social media campaign designed to raise awareness of the benefits of attending one of our 23 community colleges. Aimed at high-school students and their parents, as well as adults looking for a career change or enhanced job skills, […]

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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018

Take Five with George Taratsas: Responding to the Needs of Tomorrow’s Workforce

Posted By Amanda Christopher | 0 comments.

1. Can you describe your role at VCCS, as well as your new role with the National Governors Association (NGA)? At the VCCS, I serve as the Administrator of the Federal Workforce Development programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I. Title I governs the federally funded workforce development system, including services […]

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Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Helping Virginians cope with the “gig economy”

Posted By Jim Babb | 1 comment.

A Richmond business consultant contends that Virginia’s Community Colleges are in a strategic position to help people thrive in a rapidly evolving economy that increasingly relies on skilled freelance workers. “Make no mistake, the gig economy is here to stay,” said Glen Jones, president of Main Street Management Group. Jones spoke during a winter meeting […]

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Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Postcard from Bermuda

Posted By Virginia's Community Colleges | 0 comments.

Submitted by Valerie Palamountain, dean of workforce services, Piedmont Virginia Community College When the Great Recession hit in 2008, it was worldwide, even for Bermuda, a small island nation off the coast of North Carolina. While not in the Caribbean, Bermuda is frequently included in the Caribbean economy. Its palm trees, ocean views and mild […]

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Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Workforce Professionals Academy Underway in Hampton Roads

Posted By Craig Butterworth | 1 comment.

Workforce professionals from around the state gathered for a three-day conference Wednesday at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton where they hope to learn, share, collaborate, innovate and discuss the latest information and trends in workforce development. Governor Terry McAuliffe, who recently proclaimed September as Workforce Development Month, helped kick off the event in […]

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Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

New Outreach Campaign Aims to Help Virginians FastForward Their Lives and Careers

Posted By Jeffrey Kraus | 0 comments.

Virginia’s Community Colleges are poised to launch a new outreach campaign designed to attract people to short-term training programs that will prepare them for high-demand career opportunities. In March 2016, the Workforce Credential Grant program (WCG) was established when Governor Terry McAuliffe signed a broadly bipartisan measure into law that positioned Virginia to establish a […]

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