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Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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June 2020

Paying for College

June 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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Join Tomika Brown, Director of The College Place-VA, to learn about how to pay for college! This presentation will provide helpful information for parents and students on the following topics: college costs in VA, federal and state financial aid, the FAFSA, scholarships, and family conversations about college financial planning—all important areas of focus for preparing to pay for a college education! If you have any questions before the presentation, you can reach Tomika at tbrown@ecmc.org.   RSVP to Rebekah Hughes at…

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July 2020

Drive Thru Book Giveaway

July 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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Join us for a free book drive thru giveaway! This drive thru event is for rising kindergartners. One book per child. Supplies are limited. First come, first served.  

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LIFE: Medications- The Other Fall Risk and the Backstory on Regulation (FDA)

July 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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Maybe that slippery floor is not your only fall risk. We are talking medications that can contribute to falls. And where do we find this information? We will have an overview of FDA regulations and prescribing information. Real time discussions and answers!

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TempO Webinar

July 16, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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Learn how TempO can your business and launch you into new success.    

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Summer Camp in a Box – Sun Art

July 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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Looking for a fun summer activity? Stop by NCI on July 16th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm to pick up a free summer camp in a box art craft! Meet the NCI staff in the Baldwin Building parking lot and follow the circle path to pick up the kit for your child. Ages 6 +. Limited Supplies. First come, first served.  

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CyberPatriot CyberCamp

July 20, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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Come to NCI’s 1st Annual CyberPatriot CyberCamp and learn the importance of cyber safety and how to protect your personal devices and information from outside threats. During the camp, qualifying middle and high school students will HAVE FUN and LEARN CYBERSECURITY PRINCIPLES that are relevant and applicable to everyday life. Open to middle and high school students FREE to participate, but seating is limited to 60 participants Each camper is required to sign a code of conduct prior to participating…

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Parenting During the Pandemic

July 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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Join NCI and Piedmont Community Services as counselor Jessica Butler, LPC, address ways parents can discuss the pandemic with their children. Jessica will also share tips to help parents cope on the stresses of parenting during this time and ways to take care of their own mental health. RSVP to Rebekah Hughes at rhughes@newcollegeinstitute.org or by calling 276-734-1252.

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Virtual Community Game Night

July 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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Join NCI for our first virtual online community gamenight! July 28th, 6pm-7pm. We will be playing bingo! Open to all ages! Prizes for winners! Join on Zoom: https://bit.ly/3eZ1XXS Passcode: 450140 To grab your bingo card use this link: https://bit.ly/3eXYQiQ Make sure you bookmark the card so you can be ready to play! For more information contact Rebekah Hughes at rhughes@newcollegeinstitute.org or by calling (276)-734-1252.

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LIFE: The Dangers of Sugar

July 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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Sugar is the number one recreational drug of choice in the U.S. It is also the leading cause of the obesity epidemic in the U.S. and attributes to the development of most chronic diseases that are running rampant in the U.S. Learn about the dangerous affects sugar has on your body. Discover ways to reduce sugar and learn about safe sugar alternatives.

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August 2020

LIFE: Vaccinations – Bring on the Questions

August 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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What do you know about vaccinations and where did that knowledge come from? Understand vaccines and how they work in your body. Learn about solid resources and bring your questions for discussion. Presentation by Andrea Cudd Alemanni, Patient Navigation Team, LLC.

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LIFE: The Logistics of Long Term RV’ing

August 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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In 2016, Ryan Orton toured 100+ National Parks during their 100th Anniversary Celebration. With his family in tow he completed the tour in 200 days. In this lecture he will cover preparation, what he learned along the way, and how he managed his life post expedition. Presented by Ryan Orton, NCI Coordinator of Business Relations & Alumni Outreach.   hbspt.forms.create({ portalId: "7481827", formId: "ba1a0580-695b-4858-bde1-add356302dcb" });

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LIFE: Home Fit

August 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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Turn your house into a home! The AARP Home Fit Guide was created to help people stay in the home they love by turning where they live into a “lifelong home,” suitable for themselves and anyone in their household. The guide offers solutions that range from simple do-it-yourself fixes to improvements that require skilled expertise.   hbspt.forms.create({ portalId: "7481827", formId: "ff06ad99-cb1e-4823-b2b2-4dfa2092f2ed" });

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UVA Informational Webinar

August 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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Join NCI and UVA for an informational session for a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies from the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. To register for this webinar visit: https://virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvd-2oqz4jE9KEbhwCm0ryAdcKYS5vHfgk For more information contact Chris McDonald at cmcdonald@newcollegeinstitute.org or by calling 276-403-561

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September 2020

LIFE: Decluttering Your Home

September 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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Tips on how to declutter your home! Are you so surrounded by the stuff in your house you don't know what to do with it, or how to find it when you need it? Maybe it's time to downsize and declutter. But where should you start? Take part in this informative lecture to find out! Presented by Glenda Clark, AARP. RSVP Below! hbspt.forms.create({ portalId: "7481827", formId: "ead8584a-d3e6-4a99-9358-05c58387b0df" });

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UVA SCPS BIS Overview Webinar

September 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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Join us on Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. EST to learn about completing your bachelor’s degree with UVA’s School of Continuing Education and Professional Studies. You’ll hear from a BIS faculty member and enrollment advisors who will explain the concentrations offered in the BIS program, the admissions process, and how you can take your career to the next level with an undergraduate degree. Join us on Zoom by clicking on this link below to sign up! Register Here! For…

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AWS re/Start Training

September 14, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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AWS re/Start prepares learners for entry-level cloud roles, such as cloud operations, site reliability, infrastructure support, and technical adjacent business support functions. Each cohort of learners in the AWS re/Start program is supported by professional mentors and accredited trainers, and completes a 12-week training featuring real-world scenario-based learning, hands-on labs, and coursework. The program also provides learners with resume and interview coaching to prepare for employer meetings and interviews. NCI’s AWS re/Start program will primarily be available to unemployed and underemployed…

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LIFE: Life as an Organ Donor Recipient

September 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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Learn more about organ donations! Learn how organ donations not only change the life of the recipient, but the lives of all involved. Participants will hear first hand experience from a donor recipient and will be able to register to become organ donors. hbspt.forms.create({ portalId: "7481827", formId: "94e7604b-b4af-47fe-aa1d-a55f36518963" });

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October 2020

LIFE: Fraud Watch

October 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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Protect your virtual information. Get tips to spot and avoid scams like identity theft, investment fraud, and holiday scams, as well as ongoing updates from resources like Watchdog Alerts and a scam-tracking map that provides real-time alerts from law enforcement. hbspt.forms.create({ portalId: "7481827", formId: "e87accba-b4eb-4984-9cfa-5f02c37f09b4" });

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Scary FASFA Week

October 19, 2020 @ 8:00 am - October 23, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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Does the FASFA process scare you? Have no fear, Christopher McDonald is here to help fight off the fright! Sign up below for an individualized appointment that will help you complete and defeat the scary process of the FASFA process! hbspt.forms.create({ portalId: "7481827", formId: "ed2f3f3b-6652-40ed-afdf-ebb8138f70f6" });

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November 2020

LIFE: The Importance of Sleep

November 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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Improve your sleep habits! Sleep is not just for beauty... sleep is also vital for healing the body and achieving better health. Learn how quality sleep impacts your brain, hormones, digestive health, obesity, and more. Discover ways to revive healthy sleep patterns.

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LIFE:Brain Health

November 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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How can you improve your brain health? Join us in learning the 5 pillars of brain health. Bring your questions!

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UVA SCPS BIS Overview Webinar

November 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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You are invited to join us on Wednesday, November 18th at 6:00 p.m. EST to learn about completing your bachelor’s degree with UVA’s School of Continuing Education and Professional Studies. You’ll hear from a BIS faculty member and enrollment advisors who will explain the concentrations offered in the BIS program, the admissions process, and how you can take your career to the next level with an undergraduate degree. Join us on Zoom by clicking on this link below to sign…

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Board Meeting

November 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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The Board of Directors of the New College will hold a board meeting on Monday, November 30th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. via zoom. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86941389624?pwd=MS9rcWNZdTdMTUFibGJ1cDVXUnh6QT09 Meeting ID: 869 4138 9624 Passcode: 588612 One tap mobile +13017158592,,86941389624# US (Washington D.C) +13126266799,,86941389624# US (Chicago) Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799…

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December 2020

LIFE: The Power of the Mind

December 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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Never discount the power of your thoughts. Your thoughts have a profound effect on your health and healing. Healing your body is not purely physical. Your thoughts can hinder your healing or accelerate your healing. Learn ways to develop and keep a positive mindset.

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AWS re/Start December Cohort Begins

December 9, 2020
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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AWS re/Start is a free, full-time, virtual training program that prepares individuals for entry-level cloud positions. After 12 weeks of training, NCI will connect AWS re/Start program graduates with potential employers. Learners complete cloud training featuring scenario-based learning, hands-on labs, and coursework. Learners also focus on employment skills such as adaptive communication, time management, and collaboration. At the end of the free 12-week program you’ll be ready to take your AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification. Visit: https://bit.ly/3qtp5VE to learn more. COHORT BEGINS DECEMBER 9TH, 2020…

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Dominion Energy’s Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project Session

December 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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Offshore Wind Turbines

Interested in becoming part of Dominion Energy's Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project? Prepare your business to take part by attending a free, virtual supplier education session hosted by the Hampton Roads Alliance and Dominion Energy. Tune in for an opening statement from NCI's Interim Executive Director Karen Jackson. Topics will include: Offshore Wind Updates, Supplier Diversity, Opportunities to join the Supply Chain, Preparing to work on a Dominion Energy Project. Visit https://bit.ly/3qlb3oK to learn more!

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January 2021

GWO Basic Safety Training Begins

January 25
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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Offshore wind turbines

The aim of this module is to teach participants to use basic PPE, and how to safely execute work at heights and comprehensive basic rescue operations from heights in environments similar to those of wind turbines in compliance with the BST Working at Heights Module. In general, the course provides participants with basic knowledge and skills to enable them to work safely in the wind turbine industry. Visit https://bit.ly/2VwoAvq to learn more and register.

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GWO Basic Technical Training Begins

January 25
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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The aim of this BTT Electrical Module is to give the Delegates the knowledge and skills to carry out basic electrical tasks (supervised by an experienced technician) using safe working procedures and the correct PPE. Visit https://bit.ly/3qljnot to learn more or register.

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March 2021

AWS Graduation Ceremony

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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Learners completed cloud training featuring scenario-based learning, hands-on labs, and coursework. Learners also focused on employment skills such as adaptive communication, time management, and collaboration. AWS re/Start alumni pursue entry-level cloud roles in operations, site reliability, and infrastructure support. In these positions, they can provide frontline support, escalate issues effectively, carry out initial troubleshooting, and automate manual tasks. Now at the end of the free 12-week program, graduates are ready to receive their AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification. Congratulations to AWS…

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March Cohort of AWS re/Start Begins

March 15
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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AWS re/Start is a free, full-time, virtual training program that prepares individuals for entry-level cloud positions. After 12 weeks of training, NCI will connect AWS re/Start program graduates with potential employers. We will begin accepting applications shortly for our FREE 12-week AWS re/Start course in the Spring beginning on March 12. Visit: https://bit.ly/373kYrz to learn more.

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Basic Technical Training March 22nd – 26th Module Begins

March 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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Offshore Wind Turbines

Basic Technical Training in Electrical, Mechanical, and Hydraulic Tasks. Join us for our next BTT module on March 22nd - March 26th, 2021. The aim of the BTT module is to give students the knowledge and skills to carry out basic electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic tasks (supervised by an experienced technician) using safe working procedures. The course is located in Martinsville, VA at New College Institute and space is limited. Register today for GWO certified courses in Basic Safety Training…

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Mazak 5-Axis Machine Training

March 29 @ 8:00 am - April 2 @ 5:00 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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April 2021

Additive Manufacturing Showcase

April 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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OSHA 30 for General Industry

April 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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May 2021

Asset Protection/Medicaid Planning -LIFE Learning Opportunities

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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Are you prepared? This seminar illustrates what can happen with and without proper planning. Learn valuable information from an accredited Certified Elder Law Attorney, Robert W. Haley, with The Estate & Elder Law Center of Southside Virginia!  RSVP Deadline April 28

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Songs & Stories from the Virginia Coalfields

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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Tyler Hughes holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies from East Tennessee State University.  This is where he began studying  the flat-foot and square dancing traditions of the Appalachian region. In our program, he’ll be presenting different instruments and music styles. Hopefully, he’ll even show us some flat-footin’!   You don't want to miss this one! RSVP Deadline May 12, 2021

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June 2021

Basic Safety Training June 7 – 11 Module Begins

June 7 @ 8:00 am - June 11 @ 5:00 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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Offshore Wind Turbines

Basic Safety Training in Working at Heights, First Aid, Manual Handling, and Fire Awareness. Join us for our next BST module on June 7-11, 2021. The aim of the BST module is to give students the knowledge and skills to safely execute work at heights, administer first aid, understand fire safety awareness, and perform Manual Handling tasks in the wind turbine industry/environment. The course is located in Martinsville, VA at New College Institute and space is limited. Register today for…

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3D Printing Camp

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - June 10 @ 4:00 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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3D Printing Camp

New College Institute presents a 3D Printing Camp!  The camp is for students grades 9-12. June is almost here, as a result, sign up now for 1 of the 4 available dates. First camp is June 8 - June 10 Second camp is June 15 - June 17 Third camp is June 22 - June 24 Last camp is June 29 - July 1 *Resources are limited, as a result, there are only 5 spots available for each date. 3D…

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Life Care Planning

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street
Martinsville, Virginia 24112 United States
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elder care

An approach to the law that is holistic and elder-centered.  As a result, this helps families respond to every challenge caused by chronic illness or disability of a loved one. The goal of Life Care Planning is to promote and maintain the good health, safety, well being, and quality of life of elders and their families. Presented by Staff Members of the Estate & Elder law Center.  RSVP Deadline June 6,2021. New College Institute

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