The Virginia State Police took a look at their most recent class of new State Troopers and found that a number of them were graduates of Virginia’s Community Colleges.
Nine new State Troopers, to be exact, with associate’s degrees from Southwest Virginia Community College, Mountain Empire Community College, John Tyler Community College, Tidewater Community College, Lord Fairfax Community College, Southside Virginia Community College and Dabney S. Lancaster Community College.
It’s no surprise, really. The American Association of Community Colleges reports that jobs requiring an associate’s degree are some of the fastest growing occupations in the nation and crucial to our society. Police officers, nurses, firefighters, emergency technicians and other first responders are all educated primarily by community colleges.
Virginia’s Community Colleges can be proud of their alumns that are now Virginia’s first responders.