News and Events
WALT 2nd High Tea on 05/11/2013
Who and What's New Downtown [review newsletter online] 04/03/2013
Innovation In Higher Education Award
This award honors the innovative use and/or development of technology within the region's higher educational system or other technology-training program.
Nominees for Tech Nite 2013 Innovation In Higher Education Award:
- 4-VA at James Madison University
- Dr. Hossain Heydari, James Madison University, CISE, CS
- Lord Fairfax Community College
- Alan McKay, SU’s Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy
- Waynesboro Area Learning Tree
WALT to Host High Tea Fundraiser by Gina Farthing, The News Virginian
Holiday Shopping – Park Lane Jewelry
Tis the season! Take advantage of this holiday season by giving the gift of "GLAM" and help support the Waynesboro Area Learning Tree. When you shop using the on-line catalog, Park Lane will direct a 50% donation from the price of every purchase to the community technology training center. Click on the link to place your order and help support a worthy organization. www.jewelsbyparklane.com/field/jniolalopiccolo.
The Waynesboro Area Learning Tree is partnering with the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company to host an art auction to benefit both organizations. The event will be held at Patton Hall, 46700 Middlefield Drive, Sterling, VA, behind Station 18, on Saturday October 13th. Admission is $10.00. The preview begins at 7pm with the auction to follow at 8pm. There will be a silent auction, raffle, door prizes. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be available. Art will be in all media and price ranges. For more information contact Anand Kumar at (571)236-0222.
Linking Literacy and Technology for Change
The Waynesboro Area Learning Tree, Learn and Casa de Amistad have been awarded a United Way Community Impact Grant for the collaborative ”Linking Literacy and Technology for Change.” Using Rosetta Stone software ESOL tutors will assist participants to acquire better English language skills which will accelerate and integrate them into the American economic and social systems. Developing better English language and technology skills will also enhance opportunities for both adults and children, improving the lives of individuals and families in a multicultural community. This grant is bringing together three vital organizations to better serve the community.
1st Annual High Tea Fundraiser to Benefit the Community Technology Training Center
The Waynesboro Area Learning Tree (WALT) has arranged for your pleasure a fashionable social event that you don’t want to miss. Join us on Saturday, May 12, 3:00 p.m., Fairfax Hall Grand Ballroom, a turn-of- the-century Queen Ann style facility. It is an opportunity to dress up in your finest and join friends and family for fine food and pleasant entertainment. Hats and gloves are encouraged, but not required. This event occurs on Mother’s Day weekend; so make this a special occasion for mothers, grandmothers and daughters to come together. Tickets are now on sale at the WALT office, 421 West Main Street, Waynesboro. Ticket price is $25.00, for more information call (540) 943-4457. Be a part of reviving the spirit of “High Tea” socials.
It's High Society at WALT Fundraiser, by Amy Satterthwaite, News Virginian, May 10, 2012
Tea Time, Waynesboro Area Learning Tree 1st High Tea Fundraiser. Ladies, gents and children having tea on Saturday, May 12 at Fairfax Hall Grand Ballroom. What a grand occasion. Photo by Roseanne Weber, News Virginian, May 13, 2012
Kaine Talks Talent on Tour – Downtown Waynesboro
U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine platform is centered on a “talent economy,” in which education and adequate training are prioritized so that employees can attract the most talented people to better their businesses. In discussing his talent economy approach, Kaine said, “Talent is in technology, which I saw at the Waynesboro Area Learning Tree.” [more]
Collegiate Community – Waynesboro, VA
The Waynesboro Area Learning Tree has launched its new Collegiate Community Facebook page and would like for you to "Like Us.”
The next meeting for this innovative group is scheduled for Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 p.m., Gateway Theatre, 329 West Main Street, downtown Waynesboro. Come be a part of building this new educational community. For more details, please call the WALT office at (540) 943-4457.
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WALT is Recertified as a WIA Training Provider
The Waynesboro Area Learning Tree (WALT) has been recertified as a training provider for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) customers by the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board (SVWIB).
This qualifies WALT to receive eligible referrals from WIA One-Stop Centers for the following training programs: Keyboarding, Introduction to Computers, Introduction to Computers II, Introduction to Word, Excel and PowerPoint. This is a great accomplishment as we are now on the state list of approved training providers for the State of Virginia.