The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

November 4, 2012

New River College Notes


— The Business Opportunity Center of New River Community and Technical College will have a “Create-A-Job Fair” from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Summersville Conference Center.

Small business owners, local lenders and representatives from the West Virginia Small Business Development Center, the Women’s Business and Training Center and the Summersville Area Chamber of Commerce will be on hand to offer advice and guidance to attendees.

The event also will feature two free workshops. Using Facebook as a Marketing Strategy will be the topic from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and a session on Starting a Business 101 will be from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

For more information about the Create-A-Job Fair, contact Holliday at 304-929-3305.

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New River Community and Technical College is offering a six-week specialty cooking workshop at the Snowshoe Career Center in Marlinton, beginning Nov. 17. “Cooking with Jennifer” will meet on Saturdays, concluding Jan. 4. There will be no sessions Nov. 24 and Dec. 29.

Instructor Jennifer Carter credits her grandmother for her love of cooking and her respect for proper techniques. She also traveled around different areas of the country when she served as a nurse, and she learned new styles of cooking along the way.

The workshop will include lessons on how to prepare appetizers, breads, noodles, desserts, soups, and main courses in cooking styles ranging from Amish to Mexican.

The cost of the workshop is $80, plus a $15 supply fee.

For additional information, or to register, contact Wanda Coleman or Gloria Kincaid in the New River Community and Technical College Office of Workforce Education in Lewisburg at 304-793-3001 or 304-793-6101.

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With many Southern West Virginia residents feeling a budget crunch, especially with the holidays fast approaching, New River Community and Technical College will once again offer its popular How to Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half class at two locations in November.

The one-session class will be offered from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the WorkForce West Virginia Building, Northside Drive, Summersville. It also will be offered Nov. 27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at New River’s Advanced Technology Center in Ghent.

Stacy Raffo is the instructor. The class will cover couponing basics such as finding, organizing and redeeming coupons, where to find high value coupons, how drug store reward programs work, tips on saving on groceries and holiday shopping.

Tuition is $15 for either location. Preregistration is required, as these classes have limited space and typically fill up quickly. To register, or for more information, please call the New River Office of Workforce Education in Summersville at 304-883-2446.

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New River Community and Technical College is offering a fun and educational camp during Thanksgiving break. The Mad Scientist Academy for youth ages 5-12 will take place Nov. 19-20 at New River’s Nicholas County Campus in Summersville. The camp will feature various aspects of science to go along with the mad scientist theme.

A meteorologist from one of the Charleston news stations will visit the camp to talk about how science is used to predict the weather, and students will participate in several weather- related experiments and activities.

Other topics will be Simple Machines, Gases and Density, Chemistry and Engineering. As a component of Engineering, students will make a small robot and work with Lego Robotics and Sumo Wrestling Robots. Lego Robotics is part of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) initiative from the WVU Extension Service, which will be providing the equipment for this aspect of the camp.

The academy will meet from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $50 per student, which includes snacks and lunch daily. Preregistration is required as this camp is expected to fill up quickly.

To register or for more information, call 304-883-2446.