The 10min VCCS Tour

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A brief explanation of the mission of Virginia's Community Colleges and how they are organized.

Transcript of The 10min VCCS Tour

  • 1.
    • Glenn DuBois, Chancellor

The 10-minute tour ofVirginias Community Colleges 2. VCCS by the numbers

  • Created in 1966
  • 40 campuses on 23 colleges
  • Annually serving 340,000 students
  • Tuition is 1/3 of 4-year institutions

3. Most Virginians live within a 30-minute drive of a VCCS campus. 4. VCCS Governance Structure 5. VCCS Funding 6. Bridging Virginias Higher Education Needs 7. Credit Portability

  • VCCS helps students transfer credits in two ways:
    • Dual Enrollment helping high school students earn college credit.
    • Guaranteed Transfer Agreements ensuring community college graduates a seat at a four-year institution of their choosing.

8. Dual Enrollment

  • Allows students to earn college credit before graduating high school, often for free.
  • 29,000 students served last year.
  • Tom and Monica Hamlin earned their associates degree last year before finishing high school and enrolling in VMI.

Tom and Monica Hamlin 9. Guaranteed Transfer Agreements

  • More than 24 agreements allow community colleges graduates to attend the 4-year college of their choice.
  • Each agreement has specific GPA and other requirements.
  • Keith Logan used a VCCS transfer agreement to go from an over-night shift at a paper factory to graduate from community college and enroll at Virginia Tech.

10. Workforce Training (WDS)

  • Served 190,000 people last year.
  • Customized business training.
  • Apprenticeship instruction.
  • Career Readiness Certificates.

11. High ProfileWorkforce Training New DCC graduates making the most of opportunity By DENICE THIBODEAU Register & Bee staff writer February 9, 2008 Three months ago, the first students inDanville Community Colleges manufacturing technician certification programbegan a very intense, 11-week session designed to make them more employable by the areas manufacturers. Three weeks ago,Swedwood hired the whole class- all 18 of them 12. High ProfileWorkforce Training Rolls-Royce plant deal gave state an education Wednesday, Dec 12, 2007 By JOHN REID BLACKWELL RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER When Rolls-Royce announced plans last month to open a $100 million jet engine plant in Prince George County,company executives said Virginia's education system was a key reason they chose the state. The University of Virginia, Virginia Tech andthe Virginia Community College system will be actively involved in the Rolls-Royce project , creating two research centers, new professorships, internships and training programs 13. FlexibleWorkforce Training

  • Virginia needs 22,600 new nurses by 2020.
  • Nearly half of VAs new nurses are community college graduates.
  • Since 2002, VCCS nursing graduation rates are up 52%.
  • The Commonwealth Nursing Programs on-line classes helped Donna Wenzel, a single mother of 11, become a nurse.

Donna Wenzel and nine of her eleven children. 14. WorkforceRe- Training

  • Tim Canon Sr.s grandfather began working at the Norfolk Ford plant in 1925.
  • When the plant closed last year, the Canons were among 700 people helped by an emergency community college effort, Shifting Gears.
  • Both earned a Maritime Training Center Captains License and together, they are launching a chartered boat business.

Tim Canon Sr. and Jr. 15.

  • Glenn DuBois, Chancellor

Thank You.