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September 4, 2013

Women’s Volleyball season begins!

Your Virginia Western Women's Volleyball team begins their season on Saturday, September 7 at 2:30 PM.  The team will be playing a tri-match against Rockingham CC and Vance-Granville CC.  Admission is free to current Virginia Western students with their student IDs, and $1 for Virginia Western Faculty and Staff with VWCC ID.  Volleyball home games are played in the Humanities Gymnasium.  Come support your Blue Stars in their season opener!

Questions about athletics admission for non-Virginia Western guests, email Nick Owens at nowens@virginiawestern.edu.

 

American Association of Community Colleges Plus 50 Encore Grant – Professional Development Workshops

Did you know...that VWCC is now a AACC Plus 50 College?
VWCC is part of a growing number of community colleges across the nation reaching out to Plus 50 Learners, a rapidly growing demographic that faces many challenges (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-eAamtDLaw). To learn how VWCC can become more 'user-friendly' to Plus 50 Learners and ensure their success in classes and with future career pathways - register for our September Professional Development Workshops for all faculty and staff.
Workshop sessions will be held on Wednesday 9/18/2013 and Thursday 9/19/2013 from 9:00am to 4:00pm in Whitman Auditorium. Workshop agenda includes:

  • Creating Hybrid Courses for the Adult Learner
  • Instructional Technology for the Adult Learner
  • Panel Discussion on Advising Adult Learners; a Discussion Guide for Plus 50 Learners; Developing a Toolkit for Special Populations; and Best Practices for Plus 50 Learners
  • Dr. Sheila Newberry from St. Petersburg College in Florida will share her experiences and expertise covering Characteristics of Plus 50 Learners; Adult Learning Theory for Plus 50 Learners; and Classroom Skills for plus 50 Learners.

Lunch will be provided for registered participants.
First Come basis so register early.

For a complete schedule or to register for sessions contact Workforce Development Services (Leah Coffman at 857-6678 or lcoffman@virginiawestern.edu)

WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS

 

QuickBooks for Business Workshop (ACCT 2195 AC1 #73677) - Thursdays 9/12-9/26 (5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Anderson Hall) Learn tips and tricks for using QuickBooks to manage your accounting records, freeing up time for you to grow your business. This In-Depth Workshop will help you succeed! Pre-Req: ACC-110 or prior experience using QuickBooks. Cost: $125  For more details please contact: Paulette Parkhill at 540.857.6514 pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

Intermediate AutoDesk Revit (CADD-2152 AC1 #74970) Class held Monday: 9/16, 9/30, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 11/25, 12/9 and 12/16 (6:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. Webber Hall) -  This eight session non-credit course will expand on the knowledge of the foundations of Revit and further develop integrated floor plans, coordinate systems, drawing families, massing, extruding, dimensions, creation and editing. PreReq: AutoCAD experience Text Used: Design Integration Using AutoDesk Revit 2013 (Textbook not required) Cost: $250 Contact Paulette Parkhill at 540.857.6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu

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) Tuesdays 10/8/13 - 12/17/13 (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

Online Sewing/Tailoring (LLRN 2700 ACV1 #74796) follow link for more details http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/classes/sewing.php -  Suggestion is to take this class along with the Pattern Drafting class - (8 sessions for 6 weeks - held 1 session/week for 4 weeks and 2 sessions/week for 2 weeks) Cost $96  Classes taught by a master tailor with more than 35 years of professional experience. Mr. Stiles was former Supervisor and Head Tailor for: Giorgio Armani, Polo-Ralph Lauren,
Bigsby & Kruthers, Brittany LTD., Turner Bros., Whitehouse & Hardy, and others. No Pre-Requisites.  No sewing experience is required. You will need a sewing machine. Materials list will be provided on the first day of class. (Supplies cost are not included in the price of the course). Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu for registration details.

Online Pattern Drafting (LLRN ACV1) follow link for more details http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/classes/sewing.php - Suggestion is to take this class along with the Sewing/Tailoring class (8 sessions for 6 weeks - held 1 session/week for 4 weeks and 2 sessions/week for 2 weeks) Cost: $96  Classes taught by a master tailor with more than 35 years of professional experience. Mr. Stiles was former Supervisor and Head Tailor for: Giorgio Armani, Polo-Ralph Lauren,
Bigsby & Kruthers, Brittany LTD., Turner Bros., Whitehouse & Hardy, and others. No Pre-Requisites.  No sewing experience is required. You will need a sewing machine. Materials list will be provided on the first day of class. (Supplies cost are not included in the price of the course). Contact Paulette Parkhill 540-857-6514 or pparkhill@virginiawestern.edu for registration details.

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)