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Governor McAuliffe and Chancellor DuBois Focus on the Future for Virginia’s Workforce

Governor McAuliffe and Chancellor DuBois Focus on the Future for Virginia’s Workforce

During the annual Chancellor’s Retreat at the Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center in Glen Allen, Chancellor Glenn DuBois discussed the focus of the Virginia Community System’s (VCCS) next strategic plan, stating:

“Most importantly, it challenges us to make a meaningful difference in Virginia’s quality of life. The next strategic plan has just one goal. That’s it, just a single goal. And that goal is to triple the numbers of credentials awarded annually by the year 2021. In hard numbers, that means we will go from 38,000 credentials awarded last year to no fewer than 114,000 by the year. This means that student success, in the form of credential attainment, will no longer be among our priorities. It becomes the priority.”

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CCWA Announces Technology Classes at the Wakefield Training Center

CCWA Announces Technology Classes at the Wakefield Training Center

Wakefield-Training-Center1The Wakefield Training Center in Sussex County is now home to several CCWA technology classes, beginning this fall, through a partnership with the Wakefield Foundation.  On August 25, CCWA staff members visited the newly renovated technology space and toured the training center.

The classes, which include WordPress, Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Excel 2014 – Level 1 and Introduction to Windows Movie Maker, will provide expanded offerings to the Sussex County community beginning September 22, 2014.

CCWA and Henrico County: Creating a Competitive Workforce in the Area

CCWA and Henrico County: Creating a Competitive Workforce in the Area

Henrico County is ranking well above the national average in education and employment rates, and how organizations like CCWA are helping create career-ready individuals. In this article in Henrico Now, CCWA Vice President Mac McGinty explains what CCWA does for the Richmond area:

“We have two main audiences we focus on: employers and individuals. We help employers, for example, who have a certain workplace issue they need help solving. We customize programs and training sessions for them everything from soft skills like management and team-building sessions to more hands-on skills like welding or machine operation. We also offer webinars and open enrollment classes for individuals who want to increase their knowledge in a specific area.”

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