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Free Community College Tuition?

Free Tuition Coming to Virginia Community Colleges Under Service Program, Governor Says
"Free tuition for community college? Gov. Ralph Northam said this week he would be rolling out a plan to deliver just that soon." The G3 program -- Get skilled, Get a job and Give back, "would follow the tuition-for-service model of programs like Americorps," reports The Virginian-Pilot

 

Photo Caption: The academic building on Tidewater Community College's Chesapeake campus. (Photo Credit: TCC)

VA is top state for doing business

Amazon had it right: Virginia is America’s Top State for Business in 2019
Virginia "offers the best workforce in the country...Nearly 38% of adults have a bachelor’s degree or higher, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, placing Virginia in the top 10 for educational attainment. And...Virginia has the nation’s fourth highest concentration of crucial science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) employees, making up 9% of the workforce in 2018," reports CNBC.

Photo Caption: A drawing of Virginia activities. (Image Credit: Virginia Tourism Corporation)

SCHEV Council to meet July 16

Council to Meet July 16 in Martinsville; Joined by New College Institute Interim Director and Patrick Henry Community College Representative
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia will hold its regularly scheduled meeting July 16, 2019, at New College Institute in Martinsville, Virginia.




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