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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.