Virginia Western and Goodwill open house

Press Release from Virginia Western:
Virginia Western Community College and Goodwill Industries of the Valleys will host an open house to showcase the Community College/Career Collaboration (C4) and the facilities and training available to the community. Launched in 2009 nationally, the C4 initiative’s purpose is to increase college and career success for low-income adults and underserved populations through documenting, promoting and replicating these models throughout the Goodwill and community college networks. Virginia Western received funding through Virginia’s Community Colleges and State Council of Higher Education of Virginia to provide equipment for a new Industrial Maintenance/Manufacturing Production Lab at Goodwill that allows the college to serve 12 students per semester cohort.

Goodwill Jobs Campus
2502 Melrose Ave., NW, Suite B; Roanoke, VA 24017

Thursday, May 22, 2014
4-7 p.m.

Virginia Western is closely collaborating with Goodwill on two intensive training programs to meet the needs of regional employers. One program in the new Mac Lab builds core computer software literacy and measures proficiency in MS Office Suite. It also provides an introduction to the growing field of Healthcare Information Management. Another program in the Industrial Maintenance/Manufacturing Production Lab prepares students with the knowledge and skills they need to work in manufacturing or industrial plants.

Members of the community interested in seeing the facilities and training available are asked to RSVP by Tuesday, May 20 to Phyllis Smith at (540) 857-6076 or

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