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Technology Training Center


Eastern’s “Classroom-on-Wheels” is parked outside the Technology Training Center in Petersburg.

Among its several other purposes, Eastern’s Technology Training Center, at 150 Providence Lane in Petersburg, provides a home parking station for the Mobile Computer Training Center, when the climate controlled “Classroom-on-Wheels” is not out and about
serving mobile sites.

Covering 3.3 acres in the Grant County Industrial Park next to the Petersburg Airport, Eastern’s 17,500 square-foot Technology Training Center offers hands-on training opportunities for technical jobs and careers that are in-demand today and projected for growth in the coming years.

Currently housing Eastern’s Automotive TechnologyWind Energy Turbine Technology and Commercial Driver’s License Training programs, the facility includes substantial open lab space, a meeting/lecture area, and three spacious classrooms. An on-site, up-to-date computer lab gives students access to essential technical training equipment that is fundamental to success in today’s workforce.

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Also at the Center, the College’s Workforce Education Department offers courses in its Healthcare Career Training series. These courses prepare successful graduates to sit for national certification exams. The courses include:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Career Track
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • EKG Technician
  • Medical Billing & Coding

And under a grant from the West Virginia Department of Education, Eastern also hosts the Grant County Adult Basic Education program at the Center.

To upgrade and renovate the building that the Technology Training Center now occupies, Eastern partnered with the Grant County Development Authority. “It’s an example of civic and community collaboration for the benefit of all our citizens,” said Ed Fisher, Executive Director of the GCDA.

Fisher sees the Technology Training Center as “a great addition” to Grant County’s economic development resources, and “a unique opportunity to bring high tech training to our county.”

Several dignitaries from government and business did the honors at the official Technology Training Center  ribbon-cutting, October 10, 2010.

Centering the Ribbon: Several dignitaries from government and 
business did the honors at the official Technology Training Center 
ribbon-cutting, October 10, 2010. From left: Ed Fischer, GCDA Executive Director; Delegate Allen Evans (R-48); Senator Walt Helmick (D-15); Lynn Phillips, Governor’s representative;
and John Harper, GCDA Past President.

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