Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Virginia’s Community Colleges have been recognized for their online outreach to military veterans, and to people seeking to jump-start their careers. The Public Relations Society of Richmond, representing communications professionals from across the state, awarded honors during its springtime banquet in Richmond.


PRSA Richmond presented its Award of Excellence to the Credits2Careers web portal, a first-of-its-kind tool which allows military veterans to instantly convert their service experience and training into academic credits for 1,700 programs and credentials offered by VCCS colleges. The portal also provides real-time employment information and helps students explore civilian careers. received PRSA Richmond’s Award of Merit. The FastForward website launched in September 2017 as part of a larger outreach campaign targeting young adults considered most likely to take advantage of high-demand training programs offered by Virginia’s Community Colleges. The site educates visitors about the program, and acts as the primary channel to connect potential students with FastForward Career Coaches across the state.




Bert Jones, VCCS Associate Vice-Chancellor for Facilities Management Services, received the safety award from Virginia State Police Supt. Gary T. Settle.



Ever wonder if anyone is paying attention to whether we’re careful when we drive state-owned vehicles? The answer is yes. State Police keep track of accidents in motor pool vehicles, and have recognized Virginia Community College employees for their motoring safety.
VCCS employees (including system office and college workers around the state), drove nearly 1.3 million miles in state owned cars the 2016-17 fiscal year, with only ONE preventable crash.






Jim Babb

Jim Babb works for Virginia's Community Colleges in the Office of Strategic Communications.

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