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September 25, 2013

WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS

KIDS College is offering: Family Night Out - Cooking Classes (KIDS 2437 AC1) - 3 session class to be held Wednesdays 10/16, 10/30 and 11/13 ( 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Natural Science Center) - Food For Thought through Virginia Western Community College's KIDS College is offering fun and engaging evening sessions for middle school students (6th-8th grades) and their family which may leave parents in awe of their kids' cooking skills.  Adults and children will work together to make an easy, healthy dinner and dine together. Kitchen techniques, shopping tips and healthy options will be reviewed. Cost $60 per middle school student registered, includes up to two additional family members to join them in meal preparation. Sapce is limited be sure to register immediately. Questions and registration details contact: Paulette Parkhill, VWCC-Workforce Development at pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu or 540-857-6514.

Retirement Planning Today Workshops (FINL 2517 AC1 and AC2) - Tuesdays 10/15 and 10/22  Or Thursdays 10/17 and 10/24 ( 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Natural Science Center) - Learn how to determine the amount of money you need to retire. Create your own goals for a successful retirment. Eliminate debt and improve cash flow. Class sizes are limited be sure to register today! Advance registration is required. Spouses welcome at no additional charge. Class will be rescheduled or cancelled to run at a later date if it does not meet the required 3 minimum registrations. Cost $59. Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Project Management Exam Prep (BUSC 2507 - AC2 #67189) Thursday 10/10/13 - 12/19/13 (6:00pm-9:30pm) - This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts of project management as defined within PMI.org, the accreditation body for project management. Students must furnish their own textbooks. Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Industrial Maintenance Technician (17 Weeks, 20 Hours/Week, 340 Total Hours) This VWCC Quick Connect Intensive Industrial Maintenance Technician's program introduces students to the knowledge and skills they will need to work in manufacturing or industrial plants. Entry level industrial maintenance technicians call upon a variety of skills in electronics, mechanical and digital systems to repair and maintain large and complex machines. Through on-line, classroom and hands-on training, students will build skills in an array of mechanical, electrical and technological areas including welding and maintenance, mechanical systems, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and electrical control systems. Students will use a variety of resources including Tooling University from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. For additional program information, please contact Leah Coffman at 857-6678; James Smith at 857-6273; or contact a VWCC Career Transition Coach at 857-6296 (Deb Squire) or 857-6279 (Amanda Decker)

VWCC Quick Connect: Welding & AWS Certification http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/programs/welding.php
Students will learn GMAW and FCAW welding methods. Credentials from this class include an OSHA 10 Certification, a Commonwealth of Virginia Career Readiness Certificate (CRC), and an American Welding Society (AWS) Certification. The course meets over 64 hours. Dates, times, and frequency will be determined each semester. At the end of the course, students will weld inspection coupons which will be forwarded to a Certified Welding Instructor (CWI). Successful students will receive an AWS certification. An additional three hours are required for CRC testing. For more information, contact James Smith at 540-857-6273 or jesmith@virginiawestern.edu.