Big Stone Gap, VA – Mountain Empire Community College’s Workforce Development Center is currently enrolling students in several mining certification courses. A Surface New Miner class will be offered January 25 and 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee for this course is $100. Pre-registration is required for all classes. For more information on these courses, or other Workforce Development Career Certification course offerings in mining, construction, electrical, or health-related fields, please contact the Mountain Empire Community College Workforce Development Center at (276) 523-7477 or (276) 523-2400 ext. 371.