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Chancellor’s Statewide Syllabus with logo

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Workforce Credential Grant Program One-Year Anniversary Issue

Initiative Update

Early childhood education pilot shows promising early returns.

Did you know?

• 15 VCCS colleges currently have an early childhood program. 
• In 2014-2015, 2,439 VCCS students enrolled in an early childhood program. 
• The Virginia Quality Rating Improvement System rates quality early child development centers. For level two, teachers and directors must have some college credit, most likely from a community college. There are 227 centers in the Davenport Institute’s service region with only 28% of students in a quality rated center. 
• TCC and NoVA are striving to become the first National Association for the Education of Young Children accredited community college programs. 
• Early childhood education students can often earn a Career Studies Certificate for little or no out-of-pocket costs thanks to scholarships from the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation Pathfinders, the Virginia Department of Social Services, and other resources.

Student Spotlight

First generation college graduate finds herself a degree closer to opening her own childcare center.


College Round Up

Something old, something new, 
that’s what our college round up brings to you. 
Central Virginia is raising the bar 
for Virginians who can pronounce nuclear. 
And Mountain Empire is pickin’ some tunes 
to ensure native music ain’t goin’ away soon.

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

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

Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP)
Aug. 16
Conference Call

Diversity, Inclusion & Student Success Webinar Series: The Intersection of Title IX and Diversity/Inclusion Meeting number (access code): 640 690 151 Meeting password: 9bEpQFAi
Aug. 24
Online (link at left)

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

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

State Board Meeting
Sep. 21
System Office (Richmond)

VCCS Tech Council Fall Meeting
Sept. 26-27
System Office (Richmond)

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

Diversity, Inclusion & Student Success Webinar Series: Tidewater Community College‐ Women Inspiring Self‐Empowerment Meeting number (access code): 644 978 422 Meeting password: jCCPu6WJ
Sept. 28 (12:00-1:00)
Online (link at left)

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)

VCCS Tech Council Winter Meeting
Jan. 24-25, 2018
System Office (Richmond)

With thanks to the sponsors of VCCS Special Events and Conferences

Sustaining Sponsor

Contributing Sponsor



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