Senator Charles Colgan, the longest serving Virginia state senator, toured the Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training (RCWET) June 15. Colgan has been a strong supporter and advocate of education in Prince William County for 40 years.
According to InsideNova, “Since first elected to the state Senate in 1975, Colgan changed the landscape of higher education in Prince William County by helping secure state funding to open both the Woodbridge and Manassas campuses of Northern Virginia Community College…and the Manassas campus of George Mason University.”
In recent years, Colgan was instrumental in securing the funding for the Arts and Science Building and the RCWET, both of which are located on NOVA’s Woodbridge Campus. Colgan was very impressed with the RCWET and commented not only on the beauty and functionality of the building, but the innovative resource it will provide to the area’s business community.