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State Board for Community Colleges to Set 2018-2019 Tuition and Fees at May Meeting

In accordance with Section 23.1-307 (D) of the Code of Virginia, the State Board for Community Colleges provides notice that it will consider tuition and mandatory fee increases for Virginia’s Community Colleges, effective fall 2018, at 9 a.m., May 17, 2018, at 300 Arboretum Place, Richmond, Va.

The State Board will consider tuition and mandatory fee increases of between 1 percent and 3 percent for all undergraduate students, subject to further actions of the General Assembly. The community colleges would use the revenue generated from the tuition increase to pay for:

  • Increased state employee fringe benefit costs;
  • Operation and maintenance of new buildings;
  • Technology infrastructure upgrades;
  • Contractual obligations; and
  • Investments in strategic initiatives to improve student success.

VWCC and JA team up for entrepreneur summer camp for kids

Virginia Western Community College and Junior Achievement (JA) are collaborating to offer a summer camp designed to show students, ages 11-15, how they can positively influence the Roanoke Valley. “Kid Entrepreneurs Change Our Valley” is a summer opportunity for students to have a positive impact in their communities.

Students will look at current community needs, create an innovative solution for a service or product and take it from paper to fruition. JA president Katherin Elam said, “There are so many talented children in our midst with great energy and ideas and with the encouragement of local entrepreneurs a prototype can be generated that leads to a business.”

JA has sixty years of teaching young people how business works and will provide the framework for this weeklong experience.  The tradition of JA has been the use of business people as the advisors in creating student run enterprises this will hold true for Kid Entrepreneurs Change Our Valley. Already throughout Virginia, we have kid entrepreneurs with thriving online businesses and products on retail shelves. Roanoke youth can be next with a service or product that will improve the quality of life in the region.

WHAT:                 Virginia Western 2018 Kids College class “Kid Entrepreneurs Change Our Valley”

WHEN:                 Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m., July 16-20

WHERE:               Virginia Western Campus, Roanoke (Map and directions)

TUITION:             $149

REGISTER:           https://virginiawestern.augusoft.net

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

Kids College summer camp open house on April 17

Virginia Western Community College announces an Open House on Tuesday, April 17 to provide parents and students information on the full slate of 2018 Kids College summer camp programs.

Popular returning classes include Robotics, Coding, Game Design and Minecraft. New classes taught by Virginia Western faculty include Culinary, Singing and Stage Techniques, Astronomy, Horticulture and Art & Disease. Area experts will teach classes on art, sculpture and website design. Students can learn how to be a “Kidpreneur” and have a positive impact on their community through a partnership class with Junior Achievement. Bricks 4 Kidz will offer classes on Robotics and STEM. 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.

WHAT:                 Virginia Western 2018 Summer Kids College Open House

WHEN:                 4-6pm, Tuesday, April 17

WHERE:               Thomas Center, Virginia Western Campus, Roanoke (Map and directions)

WHY:                    Learn about the 24 summer camp programs available to students in grades 3 – 10. Kids College allows students to discover new interests, build confidence and meet new friends.

INFO:                    http://www.virginiawestern.edu/workforce/kidscollege.php

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