Gov. Justice’s Blue Ribbon Task Force discusses progress in aligning training and workforce programs
Gov. Jim Justice’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Aligning the Roles and Missions of the State Community and Technical College System and Workforce Development System convened today to hear reports from five newly created subcommittees designed to create greater efficiencies resulting in a smoother path to jobs for West Virginians.
July 9, 2021
This Saturday: College Bound Saturday events offering free financial aid support for West Virginia students at sites statewide
This Saturday, West Virginia students in the high school graduating classes of 2020 and 2021 can receive help navigating the college-planning process during the state’s first-ever “College Bound Saturday” at sites statewide. At these free workshops, students can learn more about state and federal financial aid programs, as well as get direct help filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is the first step to unlocking funds for college.
June 8, 2021
Proposed Changes to the State Determined Levels of Performance (SDPL) of Perkins Core Performance Indicators for West Virginia
In accordance with the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, the WV Council for Community and Technical College Education is soliciting comments on the Proposed Changes to the State Determined Levels of Performance (SDPL) of Perkins Core Performance Indicators for West Virginia.
March 22, 2021
In light of modest community college enrollment declines, Chancellor urges West Virginians to keep pursuing education and training
West Virginia’s Community and Technical College System today released fall 2020 enrollment data for the state’s two-year community and technical colleges. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, enrollment declines were moderate at most campuses – with an overall drop of just over 3,300 students across the statewide system.
December 10, 2020
Learn & Earn making a difference: Virginia based IT company committed to remote working in West Virginia
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December 8, 2020
West Virginia’s Apprenticeships in Motion program partnering with growing number of employers to build an IT workforce
In July 2019, West Virginia’s Community and Technical College System was awarded a nearly $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to establish a program that trains and places apprentices in information technology (IT) occupations, which are in increasingly high demand across the state. Today, this program – known as Apprenticeships in Motion, or AIM – is partnering with companies to meet their needs, put students on a path to career success, and grow West Virginia’s IT workforce. More than 15 companies are currently participating, and AIM is actively recruiting and accepting additional employers.
November 12, 2020
Higher education systems award $85,000 in grants to strengthen diversity initiatives on college campuses in West Virginia
West Virginia’s Higher Education Policy Commission and Community and Technical College System have awarded $85,000 in grants to support strengthened diversity efforts at higher education institutions across the state.
Kicking off tomorrow, September 1, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and Community and Technical College System are launching a series of 20 financial aid webinars for students and families as they prepare for the college-going process.
Higher education systems award $45,000 in grants to strengthen college student mental health services in WV
West Virginia’s Higher Education Policy Commission and Community and Technical College System have awarded $45,000 in grants to support student mental health at colleges and universities across the state.
West Virginia awarded $750,000 from Ascendium to increase degree completion, leverage philanthropic collaborations for student success
West Virginia’s Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission) and Community and Technical College System (CTCS), together with Philanthropy West Virginia, today announced that Ascendium Education Group – one of the most active postsecondary education philanthropies in the country – has awarded the state $750,000 to support student success and accelerate degree completion.
With national testing dates affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has worked with colleges and universities across the state to make ACT on-campus testing available for this year’s graduating high school seniors who have applied for the PROMISE Scholarship.
State higher education office’s college counseling texting program helping 27,000+ students stay on track amid COVID-19 crisis.
College student leaders from across West Virginia share excitement, ideas, concerns about returning to campus this fall
Approximately 50 student government leaders from colleges and universities across West Virginia gathered virtually today for the West Virginia Student Leadership Conference, which is hosted each year by the state’s Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission) and Community and Technical College System (CTCS).
State higher education systems provide financial aid flexibilities for students amid ongoing campus changes related to COVID-19
The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission) and Council for Community and Technical College Education (Council) today voted to provide students with greater flexibilities in accessing and renewing state financial aid programs.
West Virginia awarded nearly $4.2 million grant from Arnold Ventures to boost student success at two community and technical colleges
The Community and Technical College System (CTCS) of West Virginia today announced that it has been awarded a nearly $4.
West Virginia’s Community and Technical College System (CTCS) and Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) today released fall 2019 enrollment data for the state’s public two- and four-year postsecondary education institutions.
Application open and eligible programs released for WV Invests, the state’s new free community college grant program
The application for students interested in WV Invests, the state’s new last-dollar-in grant program that covers tuition and fees at community and technical colleges, has been launched online.
WV Community & Technical College Presidents sign entrepreneurship pledge on Higher Ed Day at the Legislature
The West Virginia Community and Technical College System and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission observed Higher Education Day at the Legislature today at the state capitol.
West Virginia’s community and technical colleges create $1.2 billion economic impact and produce high-earning graduates, according to new study
The West Virginia Community and Technical College System (CTCS) today unveiled a new independent economic impact study that surveyed the value of the state’s public two-year higher education system.
West Virginia’s Vice Chancellor for Community and Technical College Education named Deputy Assistant Secretary at U.S. Department of Education
The West Virginia Community and Technical College System (WVCTCS) today announced that its Vice Chancellor, Dr.
West Virginia community college students who transfer to West Virginia University before earning their associate degrees can now receive their credentials retroactively, thanks to a new partnership between the institution, the West Virginia Community and Technical College System (WVCTCS) and the National Student Clearinghouse.
Learn & Earn grants are an incredible opportunity for employers in West Virginia to have the chance to train ideal future employees.
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 this winter.
$1.58 MILLION GRANT AWARDED TO BRIDGEVALLEY FOR STEM EDUCATION PROGRAM PARTNERING WITH KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS
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.