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July 25, 2012

Career Questions?

Do you know what you want to do when you grow up? Or are you a grown-up looking for a new career path? I’ve been there and done that in both cases. A great resource available here at Brown Library to help you answer these questions is The Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Published by the federal government, it can be a real eye-opener. What does a career pay on average? Which occupations are growing the fastest? What skills or education are required for a field? What do people in a given career field actually do?

The print version is available at the Reference desk on the Main Floor of the library. There is also an online version of The Occupational Outlook Handbook. Help is also available on campus at the Career and Employment Assistance Center. Contact the Center by phone at 540-857-7298 or e-mail CareerCenter@virginiawestern.edu.

Stop by the library today to peruse it in print or investigate your options online!

—Dale Dulaney, Reference & Instruction Librarian

Student Services Summer Hours

Summer hours for the Student Services Division (includes Admissions, Financial Aid, Records and Advising)

Weeks of July 2 – July 27
Monday – Wednesday 8:00 – 6:30; Thursday 8:00 – 5:00 and Friday 8:00 – 12:00


Beginning the week of August 6 – 31
Monday – Thursday 8:00 – 6:30; Friday 8:00 – 5:00






VWCC Kids College Registration Deadline 8/2/12 – Seats available - Be sure to register NOW!


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.

Chemical Magic - Magical Microscopes - Rocks and Minerals (rising grades 1-6) M-F 8/6-8/10, 1:00pm-4:00PM, cost:$150  Learn to make batteries from fruits or potatoes. Make a fantastic crystal tree. Work with invisible ink. See the happy and sad balls. Work with our powerful magnets. Look at our prepared slides using our microscopes. Learn about the different types of rocks and minerals from our interesting rock and mineral collection. Be a chemical detective. Make glob from glue. Use paper chromatography to separate colors. Make dirty pennies turn clean and clean pennies turn green. Everything will be explained to you so you can go home having learned some interesting science. Hands-on science is the best way to learn.

Call Workforce Development for registration details 540-857-6076

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.