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October 9, 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

QuickBooks for Business Workshop (ACCT 2195 - AC2) Thursday 11/14/13 - 12/5/13 (6:00pm-9:00pm) - Lean 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. 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.

Audio-Visual Production Club Photo Booth + Bake Sale

The A/V Club is hosting a photo booth and bake sale this Wednesday, 10/9/2013. Come by and get a picture or video taken in front of a big green screen, pick a place you want to be, and they'll make it seem like you're really there. Or just come and buy some awesome baked goods. Or do both if you so choose. All proceeds will help support the Audio-Visual Production Club.

Free Movie!

Get a second chance to see one of these recent Hollywood films!  All films will be shown in Whitman Theater - First Floor of Business Science.

Coming Soon:

The Conjuring - Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.  Horror.

When:  Friday, October 11

2 PM

Where: Whitman Theater - First Floor of Business Science

FREE! Open to students, faculty/staff and guests!

Free popcorn available in the lobby before the show!

 

As I Lay Dying - Based on the classic by William Faulkner, it is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.  Drama.

When:  Thursday, November 7

2 PM

For more information about the films, visit http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1453405/.

For more information, contact Student Activities Coordinator Natasha Lee at nlee@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6326.

Faculty/Staff Instructional Technology Training Registration Form

 

The department of Distance Learning and Instructional Technology (DLIT) will offer a series of instructional technology training sessions between Oct. 21 and Nov. 5. Here are the training topics:

  • Blackboard Course Content Management and Discussion Board
  • Blackboard Grade Center
  • Brown Bag Session: Impatica for PowerPoint
  • Blackboard Online Testing
  • Record Lectures and Tutorials using Panopto Lecture Capture System
  • Create Online Web Meetings/Office Hours Using Blackboard Collaborate
  • Respondus and Respondus Lockdown Browser

Detailed information about training session content can be found on the registration form. To register, please go to this page.

If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Halpin at CHalpin@virginiawestern.edu