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Video: Community college student lands job at Breakell via green jobs grant


Nader Rasoul at Breakell, a Roanoke-based company Nader Rasoul

BLACKSBURG, Va., April 8, 2011 – Virginia Tech’s two-year focus on training for green jobs helped Nader Rasoul, of Blue Ridge in Botetourt County, get a job. Because of the green jobs grant that Office of Economic Development spearheaded, Rasoul now works part-time for Breakell Incorporated, a Roanoke-based company.

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Virginia Tech’s Outreach and International Affairs supports the university’s engagement mission by creating community partnerships and economic development projects, offering professional development programs and technical assistance, and building collaborations to enrich discovery and learning – all with the overarching goal of improving the quality of life for people within the commonwealth and throughout the world.