News and Events
Community News & Events:
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.
At the Moorefield armory off Corridor H just east of US Route 220, the first-ever, statewide ‘WV Agriculture Innovation Showcase Event’ will offer expert speakers, panel discussions and live demonstrations of the latest agricultural technology and innovations, including Ag drones, October 16 and 17.
Once the exclusive gadget of spy games and surgical air strikes, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are rapidly developing as versatile tools that can deliver productive benefits to the family farm. And regional farmers and innovators will get a chance to learn more about agricultural drones, and see one in action, at the WV Agriculture Innovation Showcase Event’ in the Moorefield Armory Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17.
With decades of Israel’s technology-driven agricultural innovation and improvements in his portfolio, Menahem “Menny” Hesse, Minister for Agriculture and Science Affairs at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, DC, will keynote the Agricultural Technology Showcase October 16 and 17 at the Moorefield Armory. To register for the showcase, call 304-434-8000, or toll-free: 877-982-2322, ext. 9253. (For a map, and more information, see the website: http://goo.gl/1nOJnZ.)
To kick-off the WV Agricultural Innovation Showcase weekend October 16-17, the USDA invites famers, agricultural service providers, entrepreneurs and innovators to attend a free grant-writing workshop Thursday, October 15. Eastern WV Community and Technical College will host the event from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm, in Room 104 on its Moorefield campus, at the second working exit east of US Route 220 off Corridor H (for directions and a map, see: http://www.easternwv.edu/Map-to-Eastern).
Eastern has made an effort to keep tuition low (lowest in the state) so students can afford to go to college without having to borrow student loans, which is why there is less than 50 students in the cohort.
To introduce and explore the benefits that new and emerging technologies now offer small and medium-sized farms, the first-ever, statewide ‘WV Agriculture Innovation Showcase Event’ invites all Potomac Highlands, WV and regional famers, growers, students and other strategic stakeholders, to come by the Moorefield Armory Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17.
In a meeting at the White House in late July, representatives from Eastern WV Community and Technical College met with Administration staffers in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to explain the benefits of leveraging community college assets to spur entrepreneurship and economic development, especially in rural areas.