Valley Scholars program offers in-need locals a path to college
The daughter of Mexican immigrants, Amy Cortes always figured that she’d go to work as a day laborer like her parents after she graduated from Fort Defiance High School. But somewhere along the way, the Augusta County teen decided, “I wanted to push myself and go to college.” Last year, Cortes, 18, was one of 31
After 25 years in the transportation industry, Julie Timm went back to school to get her MBA. “I wanted to understand the business world,” explains the new CEO of the Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC), the region’s municipal bus system. “Sometimes when transit people talk to our business partners, it’s like we’re talking a different
The Virginia Talent Accelerator Program, launched last fall by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, is set to begin its first big project in March, training an estimated 703 people to work at Morgan Olson LLC’s new plant in the Danville area at no cost to the employer. Many will train in classrooms and the welding
The state is investing nearly $1 billion in technology education, and Virginia Tech will be the largest recipient — along with bearing responsibility for producing more than 16,000 computer science degree-holders over the next two decades. Gov. Ralph Northam announced in November that 11 state colleges and universities will receive $961.5 million through the commonwealth’s
Starting this fall, Shenandoah University will be one of the first higher-education institutions in the United States to offer multitrack bachelor’s degrees in esports.
Companies eschew traditional team-building for oddball excursions
Golf-gaming rivals Topgolf and Drive Shack are competing head to head in the Richmond area.