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Employers heavily recruit Penn College students

Employers plan to hire 16.6 percent more graduates from the class of 2019 than they did from the previous year, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers. The recent Pennsylvania College of Technology Career Fair reflected that trend. The college expanded its Career Fair to a two-day, two-location event in order to accommodate […]

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New Funding to Support Development of Mobile Game to Help Pennsylvanians Land Manufacturing Jobs

March 04, 2019 ECONOMY,  JOBS THAT PAY,  PRESS RELEASE Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of new funding to support the development of a mobile game that will help individuals land jobs in the manufacturing sector. The grant will be provided to Catalyst Connection, an industrial resource center that supports the growth […]

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Northern Virginia-based company expanding in Caroline County, adding 100 jobs

M.C. Dean Inc., an electrical design-build and systems integration company, is adding a new product line at its fabrication and distribution facility in Caroline County, which will create 100 new jobs. The company will invest $25.1 million in the project, state officials said Wednesday. Read more.

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Increased state funding will benefit VCCS students and employees in the coming budget year

During a winter legislative session when much of the public’s attention was focused on non-budget issues, Virginia lawmakers made spending decisions that will have major and positive impacts on VCCS students and employees. Virginia Highlands Community College – file photo While legislative consensus has formed around the numbers in this article, it’s important to remember […]

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Production Technologies (Northland Career Center) Update

Good morning NCC Production Technologies Committee! I hope that this email finds you warm and well as we begin the month of March!  I would like to update you on what has been happening in Production Technologies since my last communication with you. We are in our second semester now and 3 students are out […]

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VCCS colleges earn high marks in Military Friendly Survey

VCCS colleges earn high marks in Military Friendly Survey

Several of Virginia’s Community Colleges have earned high marks in the 2019 ranking by MILITARY FRIENDLY, an annual survey conducted by Pittsburgh, Pa.-based VIQTORY, which describes itself as a military marketing company that connects the military community to civilian opportunity. Read more.

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Four Virginia Community Colleges Earn Competitive Grants for Workforce Development

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Individuals with Disabilities Find an Edge through Apprenticeships, Vocational Rehabilitation and Business Engagement

Individuals with Disabilities Find an Edge through Apprenticeships, Vocational Rehabilitation and Business Engagement. (Click Here for the Podcast from VR Workforce Studio) There is an emerging talent crisis in America and companies are scrambling to fill their workforce pipelines with qualified and credentialed employees. In recent years, companies have realized that individuals with disabilities are […]

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Infrastructure, Innovation and Human Resources Policy

Yesterday, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) rolled out a five-year plan to support and enhance STEM education in the United States. The plan will serve as a “North Star” for the federal government and state-level and private sector stakeholders developing strategies to further STEM education. The final plan represents a […]

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Community College Workforce Alliance Named VMA Partner of the Year

Community College Workforce Alliance Named VMA Partner of the Year Williamsburg, VA – The Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) announced on November 13, 2018 that the Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA) has earned the 2018 VMA Partner of the Year Award for its outstanding leadership in increasing access to industry certifications in the Central Virginia region […]