<ul><li>Glenn DuBois, Chancellor </li></ul>The 10-minute tour of  Virginia’s Community Colleges
VCCS by the numbers… <ul><li>Created in 1966 </li></ul><ul><li>40 campuses on 23 colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Annually servi...
Most Virginians live within a 30-minute drive of a VCCS campus.
VCCS Governance Structure
VCCS Funding
Bridging Virginia’s Higher Education Needs
Credit Portability <ul><li>VCCS helps students transfer credits in two ways: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dual Enrollment  – help...
Dual Enrollment <ul><li>Allows students to earn college credit before graduating high school, often for free. </li></ul><u...
Guaranteed Transfer Agreements <ul><li>More than 24 agreements allow community colleges graduates to attend the 4-year col...
Workforce Training (WDS) <ul><li>Served 190,000 people last year. </li></ul><ul><li>Customized business training. </li></u...
High Profile  Workforce Training New DCC graduates making the most of opportunity   By DENICE THIBODEAU Register & Bee sta...
High Profile  Workforce Training Rolls-Royce plant deal gave state an education   Wednesday, Dec 12, 2007   By JOHN REID B...
Flexible  Workforce Training <ul><li>Virginia needs 22,600 new nurses by 2020. </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly half of VA’s new n...
Workforce  Re- Training <ul><li>Tim Canon Sr.’s grandfather began working at the Norfolk Ford plant in 1925. </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>Glenn DuBois, Chancellor </li></ul>Thank You.
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  1. 1. <ul><li>Glenn DuBois, Chancellor </li></ul>The 10-minute tour of Virginia’s Community Colleges
  2. 2. VCCS by the numbers… <ul><li>Created in 1966 </li></ul><ul><li>40 campuses on 23 colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Annually serving 340,000 students </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition is 1/3 of 4-year institutions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Most Virginians live within a 30-minute drive of a VCCS campus.
  4. 4. VCCS Governance Structure
  5. 5. VCCS Funding
  6. 6. Bridging Virginia’s Higher Education Needs
  7. 7. Credit Portability <ul><li>VCCS helps students transfer credits in two ways: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dual Enrollment – helping high school students earn college credit. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guaranteed Transfer Agreements – ensuring community college graduates a seat at a four-year institution of their choosing. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Dual Enrollment <ul><li>Allows students to earn college credit before graduating high school, often for free. </li></ul><ul><li>29,000 students served last year. </li></ul><ul><li>Tom and Monica Hamlin earned their associate’s degree last year before finishing high school and enrolling in VMI. </li></ul>Tom and Monica Hamlin
  9. 9. Guaranteed Transfer Agreements <ul><li>More than 24 agreements allow community colleges graduates to attend the 4-year college of their choice. </li></ul><ul><li>Each agreement has specific GPA and other requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Workforce Training (WDS) <ul><li>Served 190,000 people last year. </li></ul><ul><li>Customized business training. </li></ul><ul><li>Apprenticeship instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Career Readiness Certificates. </li></ul>
  11. 11. High Profile Workforce 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 in Danville Community College’s manufacturing technician certification program began a very intense, 11-week session designed to make them more employable by the area’s manufacturers. “ Three weeks ago, Swedwood hired the whole class - all 18 of them…”
  12. 12. High Profile Workforce 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 and the Virginia Community College system will be actively involved in the Rolls-Royce project , creating two research centers, new professorships, internships and training programs…”
  13. 13. Flexible Workforce Training <ul><li>Virginia needs 22,600 new nurses by 2020. </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly half of VA’s new nurses are community college graduates. </li></ul><ul><li>Since 2002, VCCS nursing graduation rates are up 52%. </li></ul><ul><li>The Commonwealth Nursing Program’s on-line classes helped Donna Wenzel, a single mother of 11, become a nurse. </li></ul>Donna Wenzel and nine of her eleven children.
  14. 14. Workforce Re- Training <ul><li>Tim Canon Sr.’s grandfather began working at the Norfolk Ford plant in 1925. </li></ul><ul><li>When the plant closed last year, the Canons were among 700 people helped by an emergency community college effort, “Shifting Gears.” </li></ul><ul><li>Both earned a Maritime Training Center Captain’s License and together, they are launching a chartered boat business. </li></ul>Tim Canon Sr. and Jr.
  15. 15. <ul><li>Glenn DuBois, Chancellor </li></ul>Thank You.
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