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Chancellor’s Statewide Syllabus with logo

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Workforce Credential Grant Program One-Year Anniversary Issue

Initiative Update

Governor Terry McAuliffe is helping Virginia’s Community Colleges celebrate the inaugural year of Virginia’s Workforce Credential Grants program, which sparked impressive statewide results!

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WCG Student Round Up

A decorated combat veteran seeking a career out of uniform… A young person stuck between two part-time jobs but dreaming of a career…And a former federal inmate finding her way back to society – these are just some of the thousands of stories of how Virginia’s Workforce Credential Grants helping Virginians fast forward their lives to their next success.

Nate Humphrey, a combat veteran, is one of many Southside Virginia Community College students who have benefitted from the transformational Workforce Credentials Grant program.

Kouri Tweedy is living her life’s dream after receiving three health care workforce credentials at CVCC.

Andrea Davis, recently received her Commercial Driver’s License at BRCC and now works for Western Express.

College Round Up

A new powerline worker training program is giving students (and their career opportunities) a jolt at Wytheville Community College… And speaking of power, a powerful new partnership in the Bristol region leans on Virginia Highlands Community College to help produce more new nurses, who are desperately needed throughout the area.

Awards & Recognition

VCCS leadership honors faculty members from Germanna and John Tyler Community Colleges for their outstanding contributions to statewide community college initiatives.

Upcoming Meetings & Events

State Board Meeting
July 20
System Office (Richmond)

Classified Staff Leadership Academy
July 26-28
System Office (Richmond)

Call for Proposals:
Hire Ed Conference
Aug. 11
Online (link at left)

Faculty & Administrators Leadership Academy
Sep. 19-22
System Office (Richmond)

2017 Workforce Professionals Academy
Sep. 19-21
Hampton Roads Convention Center

State Board Meeting
Sep. 21
System Office (Richmond)

VCCA Conference
Sep. 27-29
Wyndham Crossings (Richmond)

Workforce Development Services Advisory Council
Oct. 5-6
System Office (Richmond)

Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP)
Oct. 10-11
Founder’s Inn (Virginia Beach)

Chancellor’s Retreat
Oct. 11-12
Founder’s Inn (Virginia Beach)

Communications, Visual & Performing Arts Peer Group Conference
Oct. 19-20

HR Service Awards Luncheon
Oct. 23
Independence Golf Clubhouse (Midlothian)

Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee (CFAC)
Nov. 2-3
System Office (Richmond)

Student Leadership Conference
Nov. 10-12
Founder’s Inn (Virginia Beach)

State Board Meeting
Nov. 16
System Office (Richmond)

Hire Ed Conference
Dec. 6-8
Homestead (Hot Springs)

Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP)
Dec. 7
Homestead (Hot Springs)

With thanks to the sponsors of VCCS Special Events and Conferences

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Contributing Sponsor



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