QVCC Launches Free Virtual Workshops

office professionalAs a service to our business community, Quinebaug Valley Community College is proud to offer a series of free virtual workshops for the duration of our COVID-19 mitigation efforts. These free virtual workshops allow students and community members an opportunity to gain new skills and acquire new resources from anywhere, anytime.

The online programs are being offered through QVCC’s Business & Industry Services department, which develops and delivers quality learning and development training courses for the regional incumbent workforce, designed to upgrade employee skills, advance leadership and management capabilities, and support ever-changing job initiatives.

According to Business & Industry Services Director Andrew Morrison, the virtual workshops are intended to benefit area professionals as they deal with the ongoing impact of the coronavirus.

“If someone is working from home, furloughed, or searching for a new job due to the coronavirus, we want to give them a free opportunity to develop valuable skills during a difficult time,” Morrison explained.

Workshop topics include:

  • Telework & Telecommuting
  • Virtual Team Building
  • High Performance Teams (Remote Workforce)
  • Stress Management
  • Organizational Skills
  • Time Management
  • Self-Leadership
  • Personal Productivity
  • Goal Setting & Getting Things Done
  • Emotional Intelligence

These self-paced workshops consist of video lectures, animated case studies, and quizzes and can be completed in multiple sessions at the user’s convenience.

Registration for a free virtual workshop(s) is required at www.qvcc.edu/training. Questions? Contact Andrew Morrison, Business & Industry Services Director at amorrison@qvcc.edu.


 

Virtual Campus Keeps Students and Community Connected at QVCC: We Are in This Together

Quinebaug Valley Community College is here to support our current students, future students, and the community through a number of college-wide initiatives to create a virtual campus. QVCC wants northeast Connecticut to know We are in This Together to support learning opportunities for all residents. While both QVCC locations remain closed, students are now able to access a variety of virtual resources:

Microsoft Bookings

Microsoft Bookings allows students to have virtual sessions with our academic advising and other support staff. Students can schedule a virtual appointment with any of the following departments: Academic Advising, Advanced Manufacturing, Career Services, Disability Services, Financial Aid, SNAP Employment and Training, Support Services, and Veterans Services.

Virtual Library Services

Students can reach library staff via:

  • Text message (860-200-2821)
  • Voice message (860-932-4007)
  • Email (library@qvcc.edu)
  • Real-time chat

Library staff can help with research assignments, finding scholarly sources, citing sources, evaluating websites for credibility, and more. The Virtual Library Services can be found through QVCC Guides. Within QVCC Guides, students can also access virtual tutoring support, eTextbooks, and Information Technology (IT) support. Various community resources are also available within the guide.

Virtual Career Services

Career services is here to support students prepare for their future careers. Students can now register for a series of virtual workshops, “Get Career Ready During COVID-19”.

  • Job Search During COVID-19
    Wednesday, April 22 from 12:00pm-12:40pm
  • Updating Your Resume During COVID-19
    Wednesday, April 29 from 12:00pm-12:40pm
  • Interviews and Networking During COVID-19
    Wednesday, May 6 from 12:00pm-12:40pm

Click here to register. Please contact Career Services at careerservices@qvcc.edu or (860) 932-4089 with any questions.

Virtual Tours & Information Sessions

Visit the QVCC campus through virtual tours and information sessions this spring. “Virtual Tour Tuesdays” will begin on Tuesday, April 21. Every Tuesday following, photos will be shared via social media of various key areas of the College, such as the library, the Student Success Center, the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (AMTC), the Early Childhood Education (ECE) building, the Learning Center, engineering labs, art studios, and more.

Our first interactive Virtual Information Session will be held on Tuesday, May 5 at 5:30pm. This Virtual Information Session will be hosted by QVCC’s Admissions Department and is designed to give prospective students a chance to learn more about the admissions process, financial aid, certificate and degree programs, and will include a question and answer session. Learn more by visiting www.qvcc.edu/visit. Admissions is available daily through admissions@qvcc.edu; we are also replying to messages left at (860) 932-4020.

QVCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Department will also host a Virtual Information Session on Thursday, May 7 at 6pm. Attendees can learn more about our Advanced Manufacturing Certificate Program, our Mechatronics Automation Technician Certificate Program, our paid internship programs, and more!

 

QVCC Implements New Booking Tool for Remote Advising

Without the ability to hold in-person advising sessions, Quinebaug Valley Community College has implemented Microsoft Bookings to facilitate remote advising sessions for students. While there won’t ever be a proper substitute for one-on-one, in-person interactions, this platform will help make it even easier for students to get time with our Student Services staff. With the Bookings tool, students now have the ability to book an appointment from wherever they are, with whoever is available, making our student services more accessible. Now students can video chat with an advisor at a designated time of their choosing.

This transition to the Bookings tool can also assist us in collecting important data to help us better serve our students. We’ll be able see the most popular days of the week and time of day when people choose appointments, which services are getting the most requests for information, which topics within those services students are looking for most frequently – with potential for even more.

Book an Appointment

Click here to book an appointment!

Students can book appointments in the following areas:

  • Academic Advising
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Career Services
  • Disability Services
  • Financial Aid
  • SNAP Employment and Training
  • Support Services
  • Veteran’s Services