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Out of this world opportunity for Virginia community college sophomores

Virginia community college sophomores can add NASA research to their resume.


Within Reach program to shed light on careers in health care

The next Within Reach program in Roanoke will shed light on the depth and breadth of health care career options and what it takes to get there.


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Governor McAuliffe announces veterans and military families legislation

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today a series of legislative proposals aimed at enhancing employment and educational opportunities for Virginia veterans as part of his ongoing effort to build a new Virginia economy.


Class of 2014: Employee of 27 years to earn her fourth Virginia Tech degree

A Virginia Tech classified staff employee for 27 years, Peggy Quesenberry has fully capitalized on Virginia Tech’s tuition waiver benefit for employees–having received four degrees in that time.


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Virginia Tech green building class benefits area high schools, Habitat for Humanity

In a unique partnership between the Giles County Technology Center, Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley, and a Virginia Tech sustainable biomaterials class, college students developed teaching materials on green building for high schools students.


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Labor issues, institutional markets addressed at Farm to Table Conference

What needs to happen for Americans to value fresh, healthy, local food more? The annual Virginia Farm to Table Conference has become a meeting ground to discuss that question and many others.


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McAuliffe invests $500,000 in community college program to credential Virginians in high-demand sector

Seven of Virginia’s community colleges will receive direct incentives totaling $500,000 for student completion of credentials identified regionally as high-demand by business and industry.


McAuliffe announces new work readiness modules offered through SkillsOnline

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the public launch of the new work readiness modules offered through SkillsOnline at a meeting hosted by the Peninsula Council for Workforce Development.


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Governor McAuliffe appoints Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple to the Virginia Board of Health

Today Governor McAuliffe appointed former Senator Mary Margaret Whipple to the Virginia Board of Health.


Fishburne PGs pull away, top Western Virginia, 114-88

The sting of defeat was motivation for the Fishburne Military School postgrad basketball team Wednesday night.


Department of Labor selects Virginia Workforce Investment Board for economic growth initiative

The Workforce Investment Board serving Hampton Roads has been selected by the Department of Labor to participate in a Technical Assistance Initiative.


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Nutrition, health, sustainability will be focus of Farm to Table Conference

The 2014 Virginia Farm to Table conference will focus on “Nutrition, Health and Sustainability from the Ground Up.” The conference will take place Dec. 2-3 at Blue Ridge Community College.


Twelve Charlottesville residents to graduate from GO Driver Program

On Monday, 12 Charlottesville residents will graduate from the GO Driver Program, a one-month training program that prepares city residents for a career with Charlottesville Area Transit.


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BRCC Appalachian Heritage Arts Series concludes with lecture by Sharyn McCrumb

Sharyn McCrumb, a New York Times bestselling author, will close out the Appalachian Heritage Arts Series at Blue Ridge Community College with a lecture on Tuesday, October 14, at 12:45 p.m. in the Plecker Center auditorium.


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Culpeper District Six-Year Improvement Program meeting is Oct. 9

Central Virginia residents are invited to attend a public meeting this Thursday to learn more about transportation projects funded in the Commonwealth’s Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP). T


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Staunton VDOT District meeting set for Oct. 8

The Staunton VDOT District meeting is set for Wednesday, October 8, at Blue Ridge Community College, Plecker Center for Continuing Education, Weyers Cave.


Undergrad gets hands-on STEM teaching experience through NASA camp

Abby Pennington, a biology and education major at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, was exposed to a highly privileged educational experience and a highly deprived one – all in the summer before her senior year.


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Opportunities for Virginia’s community college students pursuing STEM degrees

Virginia community college students pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields statewide have access to new scholarships, research experiences, internships and courses thanks to a NASA grant awarded to the Virginia Space Grant Consortium.


Department of Labor awards $14M for job training programs at Virginia’s colleges

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Virginia State University and four of Virginia’s community colleges will expand their capacity to provide innovative training programs in partnership with employers.


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McAuliffe announces $11.9 million Workforce Innovation Fund Grant

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia has been selected by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to receive an $11.9 million grant to advance employment and financial literacy for 1,800 Virginians in challenging environments.


Redskins sign nose tackle Robert Thomas to active roster

The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed nose tackle Robert Thomas to the team’s active roster from its practice squad.