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“Nearly 60 percent of the jobs we’re creating in West Virginia will require at least a two-year degree," WV Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and state superintendent of schools Dr. Michael Martirano reported in a column they issued just before the December holidays.
Beginning this spring semester, a new, 24-hour tutoring service that covers a wide variety of classroom subjects will provide a power boost to the learning success of students enrolled at Eastern WV Community and Technical College. Free of charge to all Eastern students, ‘Tutor.com’ assists more than 1.2 million worldwide users each year.
As registration for the spring 2016 semester picks up speed at Eastern WV Community and Technical College, recent studies show that an associate degree can offer knowledge and skills that bring its holder higher wages than a bachelor degree, and for less cost.
A recent Dominion Foundation grant to Eastern WV Community and Technical College will support a student agricultural project at the college’s New Biz Launchpad in Wardensville. The $10-thousand Higher Education Partnership grant will fund equipment purchases for the Launchpad’s Maker Lab where the students will learn by doing
On Saturday afternoon, January 9th, in Petersburg, “Basic Training for Fractional to 1 HP Electrical Motors” will provide ready-to-understand solutions to small electric motor maintenance and repair.
Eastern WV Community and Technical has earned distinction as a Military Friendly® School again for 2016. Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds, and publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse, included the local college in its new 2016 list of Military Friendly® Schools announced November 5.
A nationally-accredited nursing program in the Potomac Highlands is accepting applications through February 1, 2016 from area residents interested in studying nursing. The program prepares graduates for a career as a Registered Nurse (RN). Eastern WV Community and Technical College will admit 20 students to its nursing class of 2018, with courses starting in the fall semester of 2016.
Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College won honors at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) district conference in Biloxi, MS last week. For its new mascot program “Easton,” the college earned a 2015 District Silver Medallion, the top honor, since the Council presented no gold award in the category this year.
In a productive model of private, public and non-profit partnership, an equipment manufacturer’s recent donation will support a Merit Badge program in Welding for Potomac Highlands Boy Scouts and bolster technical training in the trade skill for high school and adult students at the same time. Four wire-feed welders from Lincoln Electric, a leading producer of welding equipment, will provide these learners the opportunity for hands-on training necessary to acquire the basic welding skills so much in demand in today’s economy.
CMT is teaming up with Eastern WV Community and Technical College to encourage area residents to go back to school as part of the cable network’s CMT Empowering Education initiative. The campaign highlights the important role community colleges play in providing affordable, relevant education and training aligned with the workforce needs in rural America.