New course to help students launch business in one semester

Virginia Western Community College is launching a new business course this fall that teaches student and prospective entrepreneurs how to launch their own business in one semester. The Entrepreneurship Plus Program will offer unique hands-on experience and act as a business incubator. “We are excited… Continue Reading New course to help students launch business in one semester
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Foundation for Roanoke Valley continues support for ESL classes at Virginia Western

The continuing support of a Foundation for Roanoke Valley grant will mean that more non-native residents will have access to and can afford English classes at Virginia Western Community College to build rewarding careers. The Katherine Nelson Fishburn Foundation Fund is providing $1,000 to the… Continue Reading Foundation for Roanoke Valley continues support for ESL classes at Virginia Western
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Virginia Western selected as part of national campaign to retrain adult learners

Virginia Western Community College was recently selected to join the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, a national effort to train 10,000 baby boomers for new jobs in healthcare, education and social services. The program is sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The… Continue Reading Virginia Western selected as part of national campaign to retrain adult learners
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Blackboard and Google Apps for Education Upgrade

There will be a scheduled Blackboard outage May 17 – 18. During the outage, Blackboard Learn will be upgraded to Service Pack 11 and will include new features like a survey tool and the on-the-fly embedded video tool, Video Everywhere.  At the same time Google Apps… Continue Reading Blackboard and Google Apps for Education Upgrade
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VWCC student earns prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

Virginia Western Community College’s Lindsey Narmour, a second-year student from Ferrum, has been awarded a 2013 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. The scholarships were awarded to 73 of the nation’s best community college students who seek to complete their bachelor’s degrees… Continue Reading VWCC student earns prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship
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