Thanks to assistance from Virginia Western Community College’s Education Foundation and Roanoke County Economic Development a third session of the gig-economy course will offer scholarships to cover the cost of the course.
During the 12-week, 16-hour program, participants will gain perspective into the potentially rewarding world of short-term jobs, contract work and freelance assignments. Participants will learn how to bootstrap their way into a successful business rather than taking financial risk. They will learn to identify problems, find solutions and build customer relationships through an iterative experimental process.
The course, taught by Virginia Western Instructors Sheri Winesett and Samantha Steidle, is ideal for anyone who wants to transition from being an employee to being an independent worker, explore entrepreneurship as a pre-retirement transition, earn extra money while maintaining a current job, transition from unemployed to self-employed, and use their skills, talents and interests to discover their entrepreneurial path.
“Entrepreneurial Mindset: Gig Economy Edition” will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for eight consecutive nights starting June 4. One-on-one mentoring by appointment is included for the four weeks following the course. Instruction will include in-class discussion and online learning.
Entrepreneurial Mindset: Gig Economy Edition
Roanoke South County Library: 6303 Merriman Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018
June 4 – July 30 – Tuesday Nights (No Class July 2nd )
Scholarship and Course Application Deadline: May 1st
Application Link: https://goo.gl/forms/1IR5DtDjOtLhvWE82