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VCCS Chancellor makes the case in DC for expanded use of Pell Grants for workforce training

VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois traveled to Capitol Hill in Washington to urge a Congressional panel to make Pell Grants available to students enrolled in workforce training programs, like those offered by the VCCS FASTFORWARDprogram. Read More.

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Energy Jobs Will Be Easier to Find for Virginians After Enactment of HB2008/SB1348

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Manufacturing/Trades Summit; Friday, 5/10/19; 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Good afternoon, You are cordially invited to join us on Friday, May 10, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am (Plecker Workforce Center, Building P, Room P-126) for our Manufacturing/Trades Summit.  A continental breakfast will be provided. To help facilitate the conversation about industry needs and workforce trends, we ask you to bring copies of Job […]

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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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 […]