<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 serving 340,000 students </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition is 1/3 of 4-year institutions </li></ul>
Most Virginians live within a 30-minute drive of a VCCS campus.
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>
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
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>
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>
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…”
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…”
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.
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.