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Virginia Wesleyan University offering free online professional development courses to Hampton Roads residents

Posted at 4:03 PM, Apr 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-11 16:03:23-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Are you a job seeker, business owner, student, recent graduate or volunteer who's looking to improve your professional skill set? One local university is making it easy to do so.

In partnership with the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development, Virginia Wesleyan University is once again offering online professional development courses to Hampton Roads residents. The best part is that it's completely free!

Registration for this latest round of courses opened Monday, April 11.

The fully online courses are part of the continuing education offerings through VWU Global Courses, which started in 2020 as a way to offset the economic impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can choose from the following 24-hour online courses:

  • Fundamentals of Supervision and Management
  • Administrative Assistant Fundamentals
  • Personal Finance
  • Six Sigma: Total Quality Applications
  • Introduction to Microsoft Access 2019/Office 365
  • Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2019/Office 365
  • Project Management Applications
  • Start Your Own Online Business

Students who successfully complete their course will earn a certificate of completion.

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If you're interested in taking a course, you can register online here.

For more information, contact VWU Global Campus via phone at 757-233-8789 or via email at ceinfo@vwuedu.

*If you have previously completed a no-cost course with Virginia Wesleyan, you will be unable to register for another course via the registration form. Instead, please send an email with your name and requested course to to be registered.

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