MECC Center for Workforce Development Reschedules OSHA Training

Big Stone Gap —  A 30-hour OSHA course at Mountain Empire Community College, originally scheduled to begin in February, has been rescheduled to begin on Tuesday, March 10. The course is designed to train workers and employers on the prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace, as well as workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities. Participants will earn their OSHA 30-Hour Certification Card upon their successful completion. The course is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10 and Wednesday, March 11, with two future dates to be determined in coordination with students’ schedules.  Participants must attend all four class sessions to receive the certification. The cost is $200. Lunch will be provided. South-West Insurance Agency is a co-sponsor of the event. For more information or to register, contact the MECC Center for Workforce Development at 276.523.7489.

MECC’s Slemp Gallery to Feature “Women in WWII” Exhibit

Women in World War IIBig Stone Gap — Mountain Empire Community College’s Slemp Gallery is pleased to host an exhibit by Kennesaw State University focusing on the role of women in World War II. “Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II” explores how World War II impacted the everyday social, cultural, and economic realities of life for women in the United States. The panel-based exhibition also highlights individual stories within larger topics including women in the military services, the Holocaust, labor unions, the USO, and resistance and sabotage missions. MECC’s Slemp Gallery is located in Robb Hall, inside of the Wampler Library. This exhibit will run Feb. 13- March 4. The Slemp Gallery is open to the public Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information on the Kennesaw State University Exhibit or MECC’s Slemp Gallery, contact Alice Harrington at (276) 523-2400 ext. 247.