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New Learn and Earn Gives Back to Students

By sgodby | Dec 13, 2017

Grant money used by company to create local scholarship CHARLESTON, WV, December 13, 2017– Learn & Earn grants are an incredible opportunity for employers in West Virginia to have the chance to train ideal future employees.  Employers select students who are studying at a local community and technical college (CTC) and are reimbursed from grant…

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WVNCC Club donates money and items to keep homeless in Wheeling warm this winter

By sgodby | Dec 5, 2017

WHEELING, W.VA – The Students Caring About Regional Social Issues (SCARSI) Club at West Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC) recently presented the Greater Wheeling Homeless Coalition and Youth Services System Winter Freeze Shelter in Wheeling with money and items such as hats, socks, gloves and more to help keep area residents without a home warm…

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$1.58 MILLION GRANT AWARDED TO BRIDGEVALLEY FOR STEM EDUCATION PROGRAM PARTNERING WITH KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS

By sgodby | Dec 5, 2017

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va., December 4, 2017 – Students at two local high schools and BridgeValley Community & Technical College today learned new doors are open to them that they may never have considered. Thanks to a $1.58 million grant from the American Electric Power Foundation, thousands of high school students in Kanawha County will be…

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Mountwest Student Tells Her College Experience Story

By sgodby | Nov 16, 2017

Jamie Watts, shares her experience in the American Sign Language Program My interest in American Sign Language began when I was in high school. This is where my dual enrollment began. My sophomore year high school, I noticed a young man who was sitting with a girl and he didn’t talk. He used his hands…

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Blue Ridge CTC Signs New Articulation Agreement with Ohio Valley University for Forensic Investigative Accounting Degree

By sgodby | Nov 13, 2017

Blue Ridge CTC Signs New Articulation Agreement with Ohio Valley University for Forensic Investigative Accounting Degree Martinsburg, WV. Blue Ridge CTC and Ohio Valley University (OVU) have signed a new transfer agreement for students interested in pursuing a degree in Forensic Investigative Accounting. The articulation agreement, signed fall of 2017, allows Blue Ridge CTC students…

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WVU Parkersburg sees huge student success gains and financial savings with GPS program

By sgodby | Nov 1, 2017

Throughout the country, colleges and universities struggle to keep students on track toward graduation. Often, students waste time, money and credit hours on courses that don’t relate to their degree, ultimately leading them not to graduate at all. Complete College America has established one of its newest game changers called Guided Pathways to Success (GPS).…

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WVSU, New River CTC Announce Program to Promote Four-Year Degree Completion

By sgodby | Oct 30, 2017

Straight 2 STATE will provide seamless transition between institutions Oct. 30, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) and New River Community and Technical College signed an agreement today allowing students who complete an associate degree a smoother transition to earning a bachelor’s degree. Through the new Straight 2 STATE…

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Technology Jobs Open Up for Community College Students

By sgodby | Oct 26, 2017

For Immediate Release October 26, 2017  Contact: Samantha Willis Office: 304.558.0087 ext. 265 Cell: 304.838.0253 email: willis@wvctcs.org website: www.wvctcs.org Technology Jobs Open Up for Community College Students New River CTC offers software development boot camp to fill tech job openings CHARLESTON, WV October 26, 2017 – The WV Community and Technical College System (CTCS) is…

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Pierpont Early College Academy Receiving Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Grant Award of $151,000

By sgodby | Oct 16, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 16, 2017 Pierpont Early College Academy Receiving Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation Grant Award of $151,000 Fairmont, WV- Pierpont Community & Technical College has received a grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation in the amount of $151,000 to pilot a program that enables EDGE-eligible high school career and technical education…

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