Working at Virginia’s Community Colleges sometimes feels like working at the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory.
(The Oompa Loompas who work on our staff aren’t the only reason we feel that way.)
No, we say that because much like Mr. Wonka’s shop, things are always in motion here – countless moving pieces being tended to by some really dedicated and talented folks.
All of it is aimed at helping to convince more people to pursue and complete a post secondary credential.
But the numbers are overwhelming.
Our 23 community colleges serve more than 400,000 people a year in more than six million square feet of instruction space in more than 225 buildings across 40 campuses and even more centers.
Breaking it all down
But what does that all mean and how can we help you, or your children, earn that college credential that will lead to a rewarding job and degree?
We’re going to take a whack at that in the month of April. Hopefully, we can reveal a little more light on some incredible opportunities.
In honor of National Community College Month, we are writing a blog series about some of the things you probably don’t know about but you should.
We call it: 30 Ways in 30 Days Virginia’s Community Colleges Elevate Virginia.
A blog series for you
Much like the name suggests, we are going to share a post with you each day about some of the cool stuff happening throughout our colleges – and beyond – and how you can be part of it.
While we have the month pretty well mapped out, we take suggestions. Is there something you’ve heard about at our colleges and want to know more? Ask away and we’ll track it down.
After all, this isn’t about us.
It’s all about you.
Posted by Jeff Kraus