Virginia College hosting back to school event

Virginia College in Knoxville will host a Back to School event for the community Saturday, Aug. 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the campus located at 5003 N. Broadway Street.

The event is free and open to the public and will feature refreshments and candy for kids, campus tours, a scavenger hunt, backpack and school supply giveaways while supplies last and more. Additionally, attendees 18 and older can enter to win gift cards and other prizes.

The event is part of Virginia College parent company Education Corporation of America’s national Back to School Events being held at 62 other Virginia College, Brightwood Career Institute and Brightwood College locations throughout 17 states.

“With the start of a new school year comes a great deal of excitement and anticipation, promise and possibility,” says Campus President Gregg Crowe.

“No matter your age or stage of life, we want to celebrate education and the aspirations of all members of our community. We invite everyone to come by our Back to School Event and say hello, and for those interested in pursuing a new career, talk with a member of our staff about the fast and focused career training we offer at our campus.”

The event will also allow attendees to explore programs offered through Virginia College, including: Business Administration, Electrical Technician, Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding Specialist, Network and System Administration, Network Support Technician, Pharmacy Technician and Surgical Technology.