No Tests, No Papers, No GradesLearning for the Love of It. Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) proudly presents the Virginia Tech Creative Learning Academy for Senior Scholars (VT CLASS).
CPE at Virginia Tech has joined other universities with their fingers on the pulse of the nation’s changing demographics. At a time when people are living longer and more healthy lives, we have taken on a project to promote lifelong learning. Baby Boomers began reaching age 65 in 2010, and by 2050 those over 65 will make up 20 percent of the population as opposed to 12 percent today.
VT CLASS programs are designed for people 50 and older and offer opportunities for those folks to continue their learning through informative classes along with a variety of experiences. Opportunities may include sampler courses that offer a series of one-time classes, or a more in-depth concentrated series of classes covering one particular subject. Most presenters will be local people sharing their knowledge in their fields of expertise.
The Spring course will meet for six consecutive Tuesdays, starting on March 10 and ending on April 14, 2015 and will feature two classes in the morning. The classes run from 9:00 - 10:15am and 10:30 -11:45am. Participants pay one low fee of $50, which enables them to attend any or all of the 12 sessions for the entire six weeks.
The topics provide interesting facts and fascinating insights to culture and history. Our distinguished and talented speakers will share their passion on a variety of topics that will pique your interest and give you a better understanding of the world around you. Refreshments—coffee, water, snacks, will be provided as part of your registration fee.
We are pleased to announce that the VT CLASS program will return to the beautiful new Warm Hearth Village Community Center just completed in the spring of 2013. Warm Hearth Village has been a loyal sponsor of VT CLASS from the beginning and is excited about the program returning to their new Center. The Center is very accessible with ample, convenient parking.
Also, if you'd like to stay for lunch, which would be on your own, their Café is in the same building and will be serving a variety of sandwiches, soups, and salads, in addition to a selection of specialty drinks and coffees.
Directions: Directions: From U.S. 460 East Business (South Main Street) turn right beside National Bank onto Hightop Road. Take first right at the bottom of the hill onto Farmview Drive, follow this into Warm Hearth Village (Approx. 1.5 miles). Take second left once inside the Village to the Community Center. For GPS folks, the address is 2387 Warm Hearth Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060.