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July 11, 2012

Virginia Western Blood Drive

Help fight summer blood shortages for a chance to win a $500 Visa gift card!

  • Monday, July 23
  • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Natural Science Center
  • Walk-Ins welcome

Please contact Natasha Lee nlee@virginiawestern.edu for more information.

Sign up online at https://vandonor.org/ for Virginia Blood Services' Summer Survival Giveaway

Virginia Western Volunteer Center

 The annual Back 2 School Blast in Roanoke is in need of volunteers for the event on August 12, 2012 who have a heart for helping kids in our community!

Please follow the link for more information: http://back2schoolblast.org/how-to-volunteer/

Contact the Virginia Western volunteer coordinator if you are interested in volunteering at this event.

The volunteer center will also be collecting donations until August 3.  Please drop the items off in the Thomas Center, room 210.  Here is a list of items needed:

Loose leaf paper


Spiral Notebooks


Colored pencils

Pocket folders



Pencil Pouch



1” & 2” 3 ring binders




Kids College – Seats available - Be sure to register NOW! http://www.virginiawestern.edu/summercamps/campinfo.html#general

Discover Mechatronics (rising grades 6-8) T-Th 7/17-7/19, 8:30am-4:00pm, cost: $145 Students in this three day camp will have the opportunity to explore the fundamentals of robotics, computer programming, electronics and mechanical processes through project based activities. Students will be able to design, build and program a unique project using a specific set of modules...all while building friendships in a fun-filled environment. The ultimate goal of the Mechatronics Camp is to inspire and educate students by introducing them to engineering technology and the many exciting career opportunities available to them in the high-tech industry. Additionally, the summer camp will provide a fun and exciting atmosphere that encourages: Innovation, Creative thinking, Motivation, Organization, Self-esteem, and Teamwork.

Let's Be Creative - Art and Your Imagination (rising grades 2-5) M-F 7/16-7/20, 1:00pm-4:00pm; cost:$95 Art is all about taking something ordinary and making it extraordinary...about making something from nothing. Use your imagination to create your own treasures as you paint and draw, cut and glue.

Join Our Magical Mystery Tour (rising grades 1-6) M-F 8/6-8/10, 9:00am-12:00pm, cost: $150 All aboard for lots of hand-on fun. Join in the escapades of Harry and his friends. Play quidditch. Make an edible wand. We will brew some fantastic potion to drink. Let's create and watch some amazing chemical reactions. Watch a mirage appear. You won't believe it! Wonder where the sorting hat will place you? Make cool crystals. Come join us where the magic of science, art, and literature meet. Harry, Ron, and Hermione are waiting for your arrival! Experiment with colored magic sand. See a mysterious glowing ball.

Call Workforce Development for registration details 540-857-6076

Human Resources Management - SAVE TIME - SAVE MONEY - Hire Smart!

Beneficial for Businesses wishing to reduce turnover and/or improve hiring practices…

The Art of Hiring Smart: Improving Your Hiring Practices – BUSC 2550, Class Date: TBA

Developing and Retaining High Performing Teams: "People Reading" – BUSC 2551, Class Date: August 1, 2012 (DISC assessment available with this class)

Project Management Exam Prep - #32608 BUSC 2507

Follow link for more details: http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/classes/pmpcert.php


Virginia Western’s OSHA 10-hour Training Program for General Industry - # 34478  MANF 2249 A2 - July 28, 2012 and August 4, 2012

Program provides training for workers and employers on recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in general industry. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and the complaint process. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Students will receive OSHA 10 cards upon successful completion of course. For more details go to http://www.virginiawestern.edu/workforce/index.php or call 540-857-6076.


Virginia Western Workforce Solutions CDL Training in partnership with CDS Tractor Trailer Training

This CDL Class A driver training program is designed to be skill based and hands-on to prepare you for the trucking industry. Our courses are intended to focus on developing a strong work ethic, teamwork, and self-confidence. For more details call 540-857-6076.



Paulette P. Parkhill

Continuing Education/Lifelong Learning Program Coordinator

Virginia Western Community College

Workforce Development Services

Fishburn Hall, Room F01C

P O Box 14007

Roanoke VA 24038