No-Cost Workshops for Virginia Beach Residents

 

Virginia Wesleyan University Global Campus offers comprehensive non-degree continuing education courses designed to provide advanced skill sets valued by employers. Because of COVID-19's economic impact on our communities, VWU Global Campus—in partnership with the Hampton Roads Workforce Council and Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development—is offering the following professional development workshops at no cost to you.

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Workshop Information

June 2 - July 28

Microsoft Excel Certification Training
Mondays/Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Virginia Wesleyan University (Greer Center, Room 240)  
5817 Wesleyan Dr., Virginia Beach
Participants will learn to create, modify, and format Microsoft Excel worksheets, perform calculations, and print workbooks. Teaches formulas and formatting techniques, use of lists, illustrations, and charts. Also showcases Excel’s advanced features, such as pivot tables, audit worksheets, data tools, macros, and collaboration methods.


June 8 - July 29

Microsoft Office & Effective Writing Techniques w/Certificate of Completion
Tuesdays/Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
The Hive in Virginia Beach
140 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach
Learn to create clear and concise emails, memos, meeting minutes, and business documents using Microsoft Word. This eight-week workshop is perfect for beginners looking to start a career as an administrative professional or current professional who have been impacted by COVID-19 and are looking to reenter the job market.


June 8 - July 29

Effective Customer Service Training with Soft Skills Certificate Training
Tuesdays/Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
The Hive in Virginia Beach
140 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach
Learn how to strengthen your soft skills to enhance your employability. Some of the soft skills employers look for are active listening, clear and concise communication, positive language, and customer empathy. This workshop prepares participants for frontline roles and positions employees for advancement within the industry. Learn the key skills that are needed to provide high-quality customer service.


July 17 - September 29

Microsoft Office Specialist: Microsoft Access Expert Prep
Saturdays from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
The Hive in Virginia Beach
140 Independence Blvd., Virginia Beach
This workshop covers the skills measured on the MOS: Microsoft Access Exam. Participants will cover the skills needed to get the most out of Access to prepare for the MOS: Microsoft Access exam. Topics include Manage Databases, Create and Modify Tables, Create and Modify Queries, Modify Forms in Lay View, and Modify Reports in Layout View.


July 20 - September 9

Google Web Design w/Certificate of Completion
Tuesday/Thursday from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Virginia Wesleyan University (Greer Center, Room 240)  
5817 Wesleyan Dr., Virginia Beach
Learn how to use Google Web Design to create interactive websites. Google Web Design is a responsive web design services program that allows a web designer to create interactive HTML based designs. This workshop will cover the basics and essentials you will need to know in web design. A Gmail account is required for this workshop.