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Sign Language Class planned for Summersville

[SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va.] A six-week basic sign language class is planned at New River Community and Technical College’s campus in Summersville starting November 1 through December 13 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The class will provide an introduction to sign language and deaf culture, including: an overview of ASL/finger spelling; introduction of ABC’s, numbers, basic signs, family signs, education signs, daily living signs and food signs. Students will learn over 100 ASL words and learn how to communicate with one another in basic sentences.
The cost for the class is $80 per person, and pre-registration is required by October 30.

New River CTC’s Workforce Education Division provides community education classes and employable educational opportunities including noncredit courses, workforce development programs and customized training.

For more information about community education classes at New River CTC or to register contact Gloria Kincaid at 304-793-6101, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jeanne Stone at 304-883-2469, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver/Beckley).

 

Ghost Hunting 101 comes to Summersville

[SUMMERSVILLE, W.VA.] Sherri Brake, a nationally-recognized paranormal investigator and author, will share her expertise in Ghost Hunting 101 on Monday, October 30 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the New River Community and Technical College campus in Summersville.

Ghost Hunting 101 will include a presentation on paranormal activity and an opportunity to learn how to investigate using ghost hunting equipment. Brake will share spooky stories from across the Mountain State of haunted locations including the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, Whipple Company Store and the West Virginia Penitentiary and of shadow people, the Mothman, ghosts, superstitions and more – just in time for Halloween.

Brake has published seven books on haunted history and has worked with various television shows including “Ghosthunters” and “Paranormal State.” She lives on a 100-acre farm in Nicholas County and leads Haunted Heartland ghost tours in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ireland and Scotland. USA Today has listed Haunted Heartland as one of the top ghost tours in America.

The cost is $50 and pre-registration is required by October 29. Participants are encouraged to bring cameras and voice recorders to the class at 6101 Webster Road, Summersville.

Ghost Hunting 101 will also be offered at New River CTC’s Greenbrier Valley Campus in Lewisburg.

New River CTC’s Workforce Education Division provides community education classes and employable educational opportunities including noncredit courses, workforce development programs and customized training.

For more information about community education classes at New River CTC or to register contact Gloria Kincaid at 304-793-6101, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jeanne Stone at 304-883-2469, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver/Beckley).

 

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Presentation

[BEAVER, W. VA.] October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and New River Community and Technical College is bringing attention to the issue through presentations and partnerships at the college’s four campuses.

New River CTC Instructional Specialist/Educational Counselor Peter Hoeman will present "How To Be A Hero: Recognizing Domestic Violence and Supporting Survivors:"
Tuesday, October 17 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm, Mercer County Campus, Princeton
Thursday, October 19 from noon to 1 pm, Greenbrier Valley Campus, Lewisburg
Tuesday, October 24 from noon to 1 pm, Nicholas County Campus, Summersville
Thursday, October 26 from noon to 1 pm, Raleigh County Campus, Beaver

Basic information about domestic violence, looking at the cost to individuals and society, and addressing how to help if someone you know is victimized will be covered. The college is working with local agencies that help survivors of domestic violence, the Family Refuge Center, SAFE and the Women’s Resource Center. Agency representatives will be on site during the events, and they will be providing light refreshments.

Hoeman has been involved in on-campus education and outreach efforts relating to domestic violence and sexual assault since 2003. He is a board member and past president of the Family Refuge Center, a community-based agency providing crisis intervention, advocacy, continuing support and community outreach and education relating to domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. He has co-taught a college course educating men about issues relating to domestic violence and sexual assault, and is trained as a crisis line volunteer. He has attended a number of violence prevention trainings, including Men Can Stop Rape, Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) and Green Dot.

The Domestic Violence Awareness Month presentations at New River CTC are presented by the Student Activities Office. For information on these presentations and other student events, contact Student Program Advisor Wanda Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 304-647-6710.

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver/Beckley).

 

Coding boot camp planned

[BEAVER, W.Va.] New River Community and Technical College is offering a 12-week Software Development Coding boot camp class starting November 1, 2017. Students will meet at the Raleigh County Campus in Beaver on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. initially and through video conferencing as the class progresses.

Instructor of Computer Science/IT Patricia Hoover attended a coding boot camp class over the summer and has developed New River CTC’s class to meet the demand for developers with a regional employer.

“I’m excited to bring this course to southern West Virginia because there is a need for this skill set. We have a company looking for trained employees so students who successfully complete the class will have the opportunity to interview for a paid apprenticeship,” Hoover explained.

New River CTC’s Workforce Education Division provides community education classes and employable educational opportunities including noncredit courses, workforce development programs and customized training.

For more information about the upcoming coding class, contact Hoover at 304-929-6702 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver/Beckley).

 

Scrapbooking class offered in Summersville

New River Community and Technical College and Rebecca Parsons are teaming up to offer a Scrapbooking Class and start a Scrapbooking Club at the college’s Nicholas County Campus.

The class/club will meet once a month to create two scrapbook pages. The first meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 23, 2017 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the campus in Summersville, 6101 Webster Road. Anyone interested in scrapbooking is encouraged to attend.

The cost for the class is $20, this includes a supply fee, and preregistration is required by October 18.

New River CTC’s Workforce Education Division provides community education classes and employable educational opportunities including noncredit courses, workforce development programs and customized training.

For more information about community education classes at New River CTC or to register contact Gloria Kincaid at 304-793-6101, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jeanne Stone at 304-883-2469, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver/Beckley).

 

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