TNCC and PCFWD Study Identifies Over 11,000 Upcoming Manufacturing Jobs on the Peninsula

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On Monday, September 17, the Peninsula Council for Workforce Development and Thomas Nelson Community College released Skills to Succeed Inventory, a comprehensive study of careers with 14 top Virginia Peninsula manufacturing companies. The companies report they will need 11,500 skilled trades and precision production workers from 2012 to 2016.

The study, funded by the Ford Foundation and Virginia’s Community Colleges, is part of the Peninsula Career Pathways Collaborative, a community-wide initiative that includes businesses, public school divisions, adult education centers, the community college, and regional economic and workforce agencies that will build career pathways. It includes skill-specific information on the number of upcoming manufacturing job openings, identifying 11 high-demand occupations.

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SCHEV Releases 2008 Tuition and Fee Report

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RICHMOND — Virginia undergraduate students at public colleges and universities in the Commonwealth can expect to pay 7.3% more on average in tuition and mandatory fees in 2007-08 than they did during the previous academic year, according to the annual report from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).

The report, entitled “2008-09 Tuition and Fees at Virginia’s State-Supported Colleges and Universities,” reveals that in-state students at four-year institutions will experience an average increase in tuition and mandatory fees of 7.0%, or about an additional $499 per year. Virginia students attending community colleges will be faced with a 7.5% increase, paying about $180 more per year.

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