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January 26, 2017
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New Plan Unveiled for Chesterfield County Schools

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Recruitment Drive Now in Progress for Virginia Job Corps Centers

Contributed Report | Progress-Index | Full Article 

Admissions staff are looking for students to fill career technical training classes at Job Corps, officials say.
"Students at Job Corps not only learn to excel academically, but also receive career technical training," said Mark Gilles, Outreach and Marketing coordinator for Job Corps.

Job Corps is a tuition-free training and education program that connects eligible young men and women, ages 16 through 24, with the skills and educational opportunities they need to establish real careers. "Job Corps has opportunities for young adults in several areas at each center, such as health care occupations, business, electrical wiring, carpentry, and welding," Gilles said. "Students can take the first step toward starting a career they enjoy and becoming a competitor in the workforce." 
New Leader at the VEDP Promises Reforms, Economic Growth Across Regions

By Michael Martz | Richmond Times-Dispatch | Full Article   

The new leader of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership is promising reforms at the beleaguered agency and an economic growth strategy that won't leave any region of the state behind.

Stephen Moret made his inaugural speech as president and CEO of the partnership Wednesday to a friendly business audience at the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, which he praised for moving aggressively to raise the state's diminished status in national business rankings.