Comprehensive community colleges; Noncredit Workforce Credentials Act. (HB1206)

Introduced By

Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Comprehensive community colleges; noncredit workforce credentials; Virginia Pathway to the Middle Class: Noncredit Workforce Credentials Act. Establishes the Virginia Pathway to the Middle Class: Noncredit Workforce Credentials Program (Program), to be administered by the Virginia Community College System (System). The bill requires the System to approve (i) a plan and funding formula to support capacity building for and development and expansion of noncredit workforce credential programs at comprehensive community colleges that prepare students for in-demand noncredit workforce credentials that are aligned with the knowledge and skill sets that are required for the available occupations in each region, (ii) a plan for providing financial incentives to comprehensive community colleges that demonstrate exceptional performance or improvement in the development and expansion of such noncredit workforce credential programs, and (iii) a plan and timeline for assessing the impact of a pilot set of noncredit workforce credentials on short-term and long-term job attainment and wages. The bill requires the System to submit a report to the General Assembly and the Virginia Board of Workforce Development no later than January 1 of each year with certain data from the previous fiscal year on noncredit workforce credential attainment by students at comprehensive community colleges. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/18/2016Presented and ordered printed
01/18/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104243D
01/18/2016Referred to Committee on Education
01/26/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1206)
01/29/2016Assigned to sub: Higher Education
01/29/2016Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/02/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Education

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB792 and SB575.