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Graduate Jennifer Mitchell’s Advice: Don’t wait!

Graduate Jennifer Mitchell’s Advice: Don’t wait!

“Do it. Don’t sit at home. Don’t wait 19 years like I did. There is NOTHING to be scared of.”

That’s Jennifer Mitchell’s advice to anyone in the region who finds themselves lacking their diploma. Jennifer is a recent GED graduate from Big Stone Gap, and she will be the first to tell you – it wasn’t easy. But, she says, “it was SO worth it.”

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Graduate Whitley Williams – “There is no time limit”

Graduate Whitley Williams – “There is no time limit”

“The road wasn’t easy, and there were times I wanted to give up. The good thing is you can take the process as fast or slow as you would like until you complete your GED. There is no time limit. No matter how long it takes you or what may come your way, you CAN push through and keep going. I promise the struggles will be worth it!”

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Features

Instructor Feature: Judy Samples

Instructor Feature: Judy Samples

Meet Instructor Judy Samples! She has been helping students earn their GEDs for almost 30 years. Judy teaches in two of our classroom sites, one at the Center for Workforce Innovation of Appalachia and one on the campus of Mountain Empire Community College, which she says provides students with unique opportunities to explore their future educational and career goals.

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Instructor Feature: Glenna McReynolds

Instructor Feature: Glenna McReynolds

Today, we are featuring another of our wonderful educators! Meet Glenna McReynolds, a GED instructor for 19 years. Glenna teaches morning classes at the Oxbow Center in St. Paul and team teaches evening classes at the Vandiver building in Coeburn. She is currently teaching in one of our online classroom sites too!

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Instructor Feature: Jan Stallard

Instructor Feature: Jan Stallard

Meet Jan Stallard, another of our dedicated instructors. Jan has been teaching with RACE1 for around 16 years! Her classroom is located at the regional office in Gate City, but she is currently serving students through digital instruction in one of our Google Classroom sites.

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Timeline photosWe're looking for a dynamic, creative, and empathetic individual to join our team as a Project Reconnect Case Manager. If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you!

Visit our Careers page at vcwsouthwest.com/careers to read more about this position. To apply, please submit both a cover letter and a resume to vcwsouthwest@swvaworks.com!
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Timeline photosWe have a BIG announcement!

We have merged our Duffield and Norton centers to provide employment and training services to residents of the greater LENOWISCO (Lee, Norton, Wise, and Scott) area!

As of today, the Duffield Center formerly located in the Pioneer Center is permanently closed. While we are in the process of finding an office in Scott County for our SWVA Works WIOA programs, they will be available at the VCW-Norton Center (located at 1725 Park Avenue NW) and in Jonesville (located at 33701 Main Street).

If you are a resident of the county of Lee, Scott, Wise, or the City of Norton and need to get in touch with us, please call 276-437-0166.
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Help us send huge CONGRATULATIONS to Anne Tomlinson! This month Anne completed all NorthStar Modules! Anne originally thought it would take her about a year to complete the coursework, but she accomplished them quickly. Her instructor, Dave Audia, commended Anne’s hard work and extra hours of study to earn all 15 certificates!

Northstar is an online learning program that offers students the opportunity to earn certificates in subjects such as basic computer skills, Google Docs, Mac OS, email, and more. On average, it takes about 90 minutes to complete each module, which means Anne put in over 22 hours of work to earn this accomplishment!

Way to go, Anne! 🤩
#myRace1 #NorthStar #learnitknowitshowit
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Help us send huge CONGRATULATIONS to Anne Tomlinson! This month Anne completed all NorthStar Modules! Anne originally thought it would take her about a year to complete the coursework, but she accomplished them quickly. Her instructor, Dave Audia, commended Anne’s hard work and extra hours of study to earn all 15 certificates!

Northstar is an online learning program that offers students the opportunity to earn certificates in subjects such as basic computer skills, Google Docs, Mac OS, email, and more. On average, it takes about 90 minutes to complete each module, which means Anne put in over 22 hours of work to earn this accomplishment! 

Way to go, Anne! 🤩
#myRace1 #NorthStar #learnitknowitshowit

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Awesome accomplishment! Congratulations!

We’re so excited to announce a NEW GED class that will be on Tuesday/Thursday from 5:30-8:30 PM at Mountain Empire Community College. We are enrolling new students now, so give us a call to start your journey!

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We’re so excited to announce a NEW GED class that will be on Tuesday/Thursday from 5:30-8:30 PM at Mountain Empire Community College. We are enrolling new students now, so give us a call to start your journey!

☎️ 276-386-2433
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