CVCC reviews Gov. McAuliffe's budget proposal

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LYNCHBURG (WSLS 10) - Central Virginia Community College is reviewing Gov. Terry McAuliffe's proposed biennial budget for 2016 - 2018, and says the plan could benefit the CVCC's Workforce Division.

The budget includes extra funds for Virginia Community College System's Workforce division programs.

In a statement, the CVCC says, "We are extremely pleased with the governor's focus on funding noncredit, short-term workforce development training programs. We have long been challenged by a lack of funding to assist those unemployed and under-employed individuals who do not qualify for federally funded training support."

If the budget passes, the CVCC says the new funding would allow it to support more applicants, as well as help fill an existing gap of well-trained employees for Region 2000 employers.

CVCC President Dr. John Capps says, "In my travels and in the meetings I attend with local business leaders, the main concern of employers is finding skilled workers to fill their job openings."

Capps goes on to say, "With adequate funding enabling us to quickly adapt to the changing needs of modern business and its workers, the CVCC Workforce division can offer short-term training programs and credentialing in these high-demand fields."