Business leaders weighed in at the third in a series of “listening tours” at John Tyler Community College in Chester, saying training a new generation of workers should be a top priority for Virginia’s Community Colleges.
In an article in the Richmond Times Dispatch today, keeping young people in school, motivating Generation X & Y workers, ensuring that tomorrow’s workers have good workplace skills, and encouraging more skill based training problems in conjunction with the private sector are all ways Virginia’s Community Colleges can help tomorrow’s businesses and workers.
The forum was one of several held across the state in the past few weeks to help focus attention on what the next set of strategic goals for Virginia’s Community Colleges should look like.
The strategic plan under which Virginia’s Community Colleges have been operating since 2003 is called Dateline 2009. As suggested by its name, the plan’s six-year window is approaching an end. You can see the progress that has been made on it by visiting this dashboard.
The next forum is scheduled for June 3 at Tidewater Community College’s Virginia Beach Campus.
A dedicated email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, is also being launched to collect comments and is open to all stakeholders both inside and outside of Virginia’s Community Colleges.
Posted by Susan Hayden