Technology Training Center
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 Technology, Wind 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:
Pharmacy Career Track
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.”
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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President Terrell lays out the 'Big Picture' to a meeting of local WV Dept. of Rehabilitation Services Counselors in a Tech Center classroom. Click photo to enlarge.
As classmates and an instructor look on, Augusta’s Harth Clem practices harness rig safety techniques for climbing wind turbines in the ‘Introduction to Wind Energy’ class at Eastern WV Community and Technical College. Click photo to enlarge.
Eastern's Wind Tech Program Consulant Grover Duling shows Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin the ropes, as the Governor inspects the climbing safety harness. Clck photo to enlarge.
Auto Tech Instructor Jay Bayard explains the functions of a computerized Simulator-Trainer to Acting Governor Tomblin, Senator Robert Williams (D-14), and Delegate Allen Evans(R-48).Click photo to enlarge.