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Paul Nichols, Class of 2012

Paul Nichols

President & CEO
Virginia Advanced Study Strategies (VASS)

What is new and exciting with you now or since your LEAD VIRGINIA class year?

LEAD VIRGINIA gave me, as President/CEO of a statewide Non-Profit Agency focusing on K12 education, a wonderful opportunity to make critical connections with leaders of the very business that will be hiring the students that we touch with our program. Traveling to the different areas of the state was also so very beneficial because I got to see first hand how different the needs are for workforce development preparation in the different areas. These two opportunities play a significant role in VASS being the recipient of a $3,000,000.00 grant for workforce development focused on STEM-H training for students in rural areas of Virginia.

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