The following programs were funded by the College Access Challenge Grant Program (CACGP) through a partnership between the Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education (VTC) and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV).
The Honorable Laura Fornash, Virginia Secretary of Education, joins Dr. Dotolo to discuss academic preparation, access to post-secondary education and financial aid resources in the Commonwealth.
Dr. Dotolo talks with the President and CEO of Opportunity Inc., Judy Begland. Opportunity Inc., Hampton Roads’ Workforce Development Board, ensures that the regional workforce development system is market-driven and meets the employment and training needs of employers and job seekers.
Dr. Dotolo interviews the staff of the Hampton Roads Outreach Program (HROP). HROP is funded by the College Access Challenge Grant Program (CACGP) and assists individuals between the ages of 16 and 24 by creating personalized plans that combine academic and financial aid advising with personal mentoring.
Rick Brooks of the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry joins Dr. Dotolo (VTC) to discuss the advantages of Virginia’s registered apprenticeship programs for employers and prospective apprentices.
Dr. Paul Conco from Paul D. Camp Community College and Dr. Linda Thomas-Glover from Eastern Shore Community College discuss how the Virginia Community College System promotes access to a quality education at an affordable price and the opportunities available for students at their respective institutions.
Guests from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, Ms. Paula Fisher, College Access Challenge Grant Director and Ms. Tierney McAuley, GEAR UP Virginia Scholarship Administrator discuss access to higher education and how SCHEV’s programs can help.
Dr. Richard Bentley, Superintendent of Norfolk Public Schools and Dr. David Stuckwisch, Superintendent of Portsmouth Public Schools, discuss graduation rate challenges faced by their districts and post-secondary educational options available to students.
A discussion about the academic and psychological demands of attending college and the resources available to students who may be struggling with them.
What College Professors Expect from Students.
A discussion about what college professors expect from students, including identifying potential challenges students face while attending college and offering advice to both parents and students.
A discussion about the role of the admissions counselor, applying to college and problems students encounter during the college enrollment process.
A continuation of a discussion with admissions counselors from three community colleges on the college enrollment process.
Ms. Alice Spence, Counseling Director, Rosemont Middle School, Ms. Sammie Logan, Counselor, Lafayette-Winona Middle School and Ms. Kimberly Ferguson, Counselor, Accomack High School, discuss the challenges facing high school students who are thinking about applying to college.
Four high school students share their college aspirations and the challenges they see related to financial aid and preparing for the college admissions process.