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Kids’ Tech University
October 19, 2013 Children are full of “why” questions about the world. One primary goal of Kids’ Tech University (KTU) is to create the future workforce in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by sparking kids’ interest in these fields. KTU is a semester-long research program developed by the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech in partnership with the Virginia 4-H, that puts scientists and engineers in front of children to encourage the exploration of intriguing topics in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The first 2013-14 Kids’ Tech University's (Abingdon) event will be held at the Virginia Tech Southwest Center, located in the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, VA on October 19, 2013! This is an all-day event that consists of an interactive session, which is centered on answering a question about the world around us, and a hands-on component, which features Virginia Tech professors, students, clubs, and community. For more information on the 2013-14 Virginia Tech Southwest Center KTU interactive sessions & hands-on activities, please email or or call 276-619-4310. To register, visit the KTU website:

The Effective Supervisor
September 11 & 25/ October 9 &23/ November 6 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | $1275 l Abingdon This certification program provides a supervisor with the skills necessary to meet the challenges of today’s work environment. This five-session program provides supervisors, team leaders, or individuals who want to move into leadership roles within their organizations, the skills necessary to meet the challenges of an ever-changing and fast-moving work environment. Achieving results through others is the hallmark of an effective supervisor, and this certification program provides a supervisor with insights into their own personal leadership, their impact on employee motivation and performance, and their team’s ability to implement company or organizational strategies.

Gluten Sensitivity & Gluten Free Diet
Wednesday, September 17 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $45 l Abingdon Learn more about gluten and the foods that contain it in the Gluten Sensitivity and Gluten-Free Diet workshop. Instructor Rachel Rose, LPC will explain gluten sensitivity and its symptoms in both adults and children, the process of diagnosing gluten sensitivity, and the health issues that are directly related to gluten sensitivity. Participants will learn how to begin a gluten-free diet including the foods that they can and cannot eat and how to identify hidden gluten from ingredient lists. Rose will also discuss the results that those that have gluten sensitivity can expect to see from modifying their diet. Instructor Rachel Rose is certified with the Gluten Free Society.

Video Production & Editing
Wednesday, October 1 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | $149 l Abingdon With today’s technology, small business owners can produce video for websites and social media without a huge production budget. In Video Production and Editing, participants will learn to shoot professional looking video footage with a personal camcorder, edit video footage and upload to websites and social media. Instructor Lanna Lumpkins will demonstrate how to edit, broadcast and stream video, as well as incorporate graphics, text, and logos. Participants will learn to import music, mix audio effectively and rip audio from video for radio use. The program will explore story boarding and scripting for video.

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