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Community College Workforce Alliance launches FastForward EMT training for young people in Petersburg

Fifteen young people in Petersburg are training for a high-demand career in emergency service response, thanks to a new a partnership supported by the Virginia Community College System’s Young Adult Initiative, Community College Workforce Alliance (CCWA), John Tyler Community College, and Southside Adult Education Programs. Read more.

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Apprenticeship Summit – May 19, 2019, PCT

Apprenticeships – A powerful way to close skills gaps, retain workers, and attract new employees. Join Workforce Development at Penn College for an educational summit on the benefits of apprenticeship programs. This year’s program will focus on “Best Practices in Apprenticeship.” Experienced industry representatives, thought leaders, and collaborative partners will discuss how companies can build […]

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Pennsylvania College of Technology

April 6, 2019 Open House. Read more.

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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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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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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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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 […]

Dyer and Hughes: There’s a demand for manufacturing workers

Dyer and Hughes: There’s a demand for manufacturing workers

Dyer is coordinator of the Roanoke Manufacturing Executives Roundtable. He was Vice President of Manufacturing at Optical Cable Corp. for several years and is now Quality Manager at Global Metal Finishing. Hughes is Director of Operations at Wabtec-Graham White. He serves on the Roanoke City ROTEC Advisory Board and is president of the ROTEC Foundation. […]