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Information on job training for Mountain Valley project

Virginia’s Community Colleges and the Laborers’ International Union of North America have entered a partnership for recruitment, education and training of employees to work on the Mountain Valley Pipeline project. Virginia Western does not have a job training program for this project in place at this time. As information becomes available on  job training courses and how students may enroll, it will be posted on this website and at Virginia Western’s social media accounts.

Virginia Western offers a wide variety of training programs designed to assist students with career preparation and professional development. Explore our homepage to see class offerings and visit our Workforce Solutions page to learn about accelerated courses designed to help those seeking employment: http://virginiawestern.edu/workforce/index.php.

Kids College registration now open for summer

Virginia Western Community College announces that registration is now open for its summer Kids College programs. A wide array of classes are available for students in rising grades 3rd through 10th.


Virginia Western’s Kids College programs offer summer classes in the areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) as well as the arts. Classes will have a project-based learning approach.

Popular returning classes are related to robotics, coding, game design and minecraft. Virginia Western instructors will teach several new classes including culinary, singing and stage techniques, astronomy, horticulture, and art & disease. The popular Black Rocket program offers new classes including Code Adventures, Roblox, and App IO.  Younger students can enjoy fun and educational classes with Sciensational in Creative Engineering and participate in exciting Science Projects.

Summer courses are weeklong and run from 9 a.m. – Noon and from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  Different camps are available each week starting June 18 and running through July 27. Register early to guarantee your spot!


Virginia Western Campus, Roanoke (Map and directions)


Contact Cassandra Dove at 540-857-6811 or cdove@virginiawestern.edu.



Virginia Western and Roanoke College sign guaranteed admission agreement

At a signing ceremony Monday, Virginia Western Community College and Roanoke College announced a new guaranteed admission agreement that will provide business administration students with a seamless transition between the two institutions. The transfer agreement took effect at the time of the signing.

“We are honored to work with our great partner Roanoke College to develop another way for our students to continue their educational pursuits,” said Dr. Robert H. Sandel, President of Virginia Western. “The assurance that their credits will transfer will help those students plan for a strong professional future.”

Virginia Western students who complete the requirements for an Associate of Science degree with a major in business administration and compile a cumulative grade point average of 2.2 in academically transferable courses will be eligible for the transfer agreement. For complete requirements, interested students should contact Virginia Western or Roanoke College.

“Virginia Western and Roanoke have been great partners for many years,” Roanoke President Michael Maxey said. “Both colleges are committed to serving our students in first-rate ways. This partnership is one of the best examples of serving the many fine students who find Virginia Western and Roanoke to be the best fit for their needs and aspirations.”

Both Virginia Western and Roanoke College business programs hold accreditations through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Virginia Western is the only institution within the Virginia Community College System with that accreditation.

Students interested in learning more about Virginia Western’s business offerings and the transfer agreement should contact the School of Business, Technology and Trades at 540-857-7272 or visit www.virginiawestern.edu/academics/btt.