Senator Warner visited Piedmont Virginia Community College today as part of his trip across the Commonwealth to talk with students and educators about the growing cost of college.
Through used and rental textbook programs, access to ebooks, and scholarship programs through Virginia employers, PVCC has been a leader in both making college more affordable and training Virginia students for 21st century jobs.
Senator Warner dropped into an anatomy and physiology lab of nursing students, where he discussed his bipartisan "Student Right to Know Before You Go" legislation, which would give prospective college students and their families the tools to compare graduation rates, possible debt for colleges, and future earning potential for particular areas of study.
“You all made a smart choice investing in your education at PVCC,” Senator Warner said. “Every student should have access to this commonsense kind of information when choosing what to study and where to study it.”
As part of his tour, Senator Warner got a chance to look at PVCC's Emergency Medical Technician simulation. “This is exactly the kind of hands-on training our students need to successfully enter the workforce,” Senator Warner said.