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- Page 4 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, January 12, 2017 Pluggedln programs in outhwest Virginia PART 3 On November 9, 2016, ~Linda Allen, Southwest Regional Adult Education Program Manager, and 1 _were presenters in a national webinar produced "by World Education which focused on implementing integrated education and training in rural settings. Programs from three local- ities across the nation (Maine, Minnesota, and Virginia) were selected to participate in the webinar. In the webinar, Linda and I discussed PluggedlnVA programs that have been implemented in rural Southwest Virginia. I pre- sented the following infor- mation about the PluggedlnVA curriculum in the webinar to a nation- al audience (Part 3). A critical part of the PluggedlnVA curriculum is the development of profes- sional soft skills. This is -one area that employers request us to teach because they see a deficiency in these skills in their pool of job applicants. Two texts we use that I mentioned earlier are The Etiquette Advantage in Business and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The goal of the curriculum is for stu- dents to learn to be excel- lent employees by practic- ing professionalism, using proper etiquette, exercising self-management, and becoming effective com- municators through listen- ing, verbal, and written skills. One favorite special project we do is proper dress and grooming for the workplace. Participants are given a $150 clothing allowance and commis- sioned to shop for suitable workplace and interview clothing, and then students give a presentatiofi to the class showing what was purchased. Another method we have used to complete this project was to take a class on a shop- ping trip to a department store with instructors pres- ent to assist students in choosing their clothing. Instructors often invite local professionals in the specific field of study to come speak to the classes. Cohorts are also taken on field trips to tour possible places of employment. These field trips have in many cases resulted in employment for students. A significant amount of time is spent on preparing- for a job interview. This starts with resume and cover letter writing and continues with filling out a job application, creating a Linkedln profile, and prac- ticing job interview skills. The culminating event is a mock job interview con- ducted by a panel that includes industry specific employers. In all areas of the cur- riculum, instructional prac- tices involve integrated applications, collaborative learning activities, and career focused field experi- ences. Instructors go the extra mite to ensure student success by offering tutor- ing after class hours. The goal of the program is for each student to experience success and exit the pro- gram prepared for an entry- level job or prepared to continue on a chosen career path (Look for Part 4 of this article next week.) For information about GED preparation classes or future PluggedInVA pro- grams, contact Southwest Regional Adult Education at 866-581-9935. GED is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education. Used under license. " Our works will be brought before the judgment :, Back in the early 50's, ',my brother-in-law Bryan : and I came up with a plan ;~ to make a few extra dollars for Christmas. I had a 1946 "truck so we decided we ~,.would go from door to i.i door and try to sell -: Christmas trees. To get to ',~ the trees we had to drive !:through the middle of a "~ pasture field. Being winter- ,, time, the pasture was soft ": and muddy. So we had to ;: put chains on the truck so '-we would not get mired spotted a hitch-hiker. Well, both Bryan and I were a bit mischievous and loved playing pranks on people so we decided to pull a joke on that hitch-hiker. We picked him up and drove a couple of miles down the road when I told Bryan I was pulling over t'o take the chains off the truck since we didn't need them anymore. I crawled under the truck and started to take the chains off. Just like we planned, Bryan started hol- time, I yelled back a few choice words and told him if he could do the job any quicker to go ahead. We continued our argument' and got louder and louder. Bryan had a toy cap buster in his pcoket; he pulled it and "shot" me a couple of times. Well, that poor hitch-hiker took off to run- ning and we never saw him again. In the meantime, Bryan and I were busting our sides laughing. Our "fight" was totally fake and Rec+. by Hdb t FOOL PROOF FUDGE 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 can sweetened con- densed milk dash salt. 1/2-1 cup chopped nuts 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla In a saucepan, melt chips and milk over low heat. Add nuts and vanilla. Spread in a pan. Chill until firm. Cut into pieces. VEGETABLE BEEF BALLS 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef 1 med. potato, grated 1 carrot, grated salt and pepper to taste 1 can cream of mush- room soup Mix together the beef, potato, onion, carrot, salt and pepper. Form into balls and brown evenly in a skil- let. Place balls in a glass baking dish. Spread mush- room soup over top. Bake 350 degrees for 40 min- utes. CAULIFLOWER SALAD 1 med. head cauliflower 5 green onions, chopped 3 stalks celery, chopped 1/4 cup sliced pimentos 1/4 cup stuffed olives 1/2 cup chopped green pepper 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup Italian salad dressing 1 tsp. sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper Separate cauliflower into flowerets; cut into bite size pieces. Combine cauli- flower, onions, celery, olives and green pepper in a large bowl; set aside. Combine remaining ingre- dients; mix well and pour over vegetables. Toss gen- tly; cover and chill 3 to 4 hours. HAM ROLLS 8 oz. cream cheese 1/2 tsp. mustard 1/2 tsp. horseradish 1/2 tsp. parsley flakes 4 oz. sliced ham 8 oz. crescent rolls Mix cream cheese, mus- tard, horseradish and pars- ley flakes well. Spread on crescent rolls; then lay ham on. Roll up in log; slice in 1/4 inch slices; place on cookie sheet and bake 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Free adult education classes moved to Clinchview Community Center St. Paul - The Clinchview Community Center will soon become the region's newest loca- tion for free adult educa- tion classes. Due to upcoming reno- vations at the Oxbow Center of UVa-Wise, Regional Adult & Career Education classes will be temporarily moved to the Clinchview Community Center, located at 3311 3rd Avenue in St. Paul, begin- ning Monday, Nov. 28. Monty Salyers, director of the Wise County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (WCRHA), says the part- nership with the Regional Adult & Career Education program will serve to pro- vide additional opportuni- ties in both education and workforce training for area residents. "We at WCRHA believe that education plays a vital role in our services to our Wise County community. Once again we are happy to work with Adult Ed and welcome them to our Clinchview site in St. Paul," Salyers said. Free adult education classes are available to adults older than 18 who live in the counties of Lee, Scott, Wise and the city of Norton, Va. All classes are free, have open entry and open exit. Adults enter at any class meeting and finish when they meet their goals. Textbooks, supplies, and at most sites, access to the Intemet are all free. All Virginia adults that pass a free GED practice test receive a free GED Exam. Classes are offered for basic reading, GED prepa- ration, English as a Second Language, and distance learning. Instructors are available to help adult learners explore careers and enroll in post-second- ary training. Regional Adult & Career Education is part of Lee, Scott, Wise & Norton Public Schools. Classes follow the Mountain Empire Community College sched- ule for inclement weather. All students are assessed for their ability in reading and math. Working with the teacher, adults will improve their basic skills, explore job options and prepare for careers. For more information on classes, contact Amy Statzer at Regional Adult & Career Education at astatzer@myrace or 1-844-MyRACE1. More details are also available at www.myrace scholarship application forms now available Virginia Association for Family and Consumer Education scholarship in any field. The minimum scholarship shall be $1000.00. The applicant 6194. 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