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Steven Beard is first recipient of Workforce CDL Scholarship at Eastern

November 11, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – The Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training program at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College has marked several key achievements this year, including its first scholarship, which has been awarded to Steven Beard of Mineral County. Beard is part of the current class of trainees in the CDL program, which has nine students enrolled. Another eight students completed CDL training earlier in the fall. The Workforce CDL Scholarship is managed by the college’s Foundation and was created by donors Stephen…

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Eastern, ACM form Industrial Maintenance training partnership

August 31, 2022

LaVALE, Md. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College (Eastern) and Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) have signed an agreement that will allow Eastern students to take industrial maintenance training courses at ACM’s state-of-the-art Western Maryland Works Training Center and Makerspace in LaVale, Md. The core industrial maintenance programs available to Eastern students are: Maintenance Operations, Basic Mechanical Systems, Basic Hydraulic Systems, Basic Pneumatic Systems, Electrical Systems, Electrical Control Systems, Process Control Systems, Maintenance Welding, and Maintenance Piping. These core trainings can be taken as…

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Highlands Creative Economy Tourism Summit a success

August 30, 2022

CANAAN VALLEY, W.Va. –  Hosted by the Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area (AFNHA) and Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, the Highlands Creative Economy Tourism Summit, held Aug. 24 at Canaan Valley Resort State Park, provided a forum for regional tourism leaders, entrepreneurs, and organizations to share ideas about tourism and economic development in the Potomac Highlands. “The Highlands Creative Economy Tourism Summit was a great opportunity to learn from and network with tourism partners from all around our region,” said Phyllis Baxter, executive director…

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Eastern coordinating free hospitality training series; first session is Sept. 12

August 29, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s Workforce Education Department is launching a free hospitality training series, with the first session set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 12. The series will consist of five trainings – the Hospitality Lunch and Learn Series – and will be led by Debra Frank. Frank recently retired as program director of hospitality management at Allegany College of Maryland (ACM), and she has more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality sector. Frank…

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Eastern offering allied health courses in Elkins through RCHA partnership

August 24, 2022

ELKINS, W.Va. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College is working with the Randolph County Housing Authority (RCHA) in Elkins to provide healthcare workforce courses as part of RCHA’s Targeted Health Instruction of North Central WV (THINC) program. RCHA was recently awarded more than $1.5 million through a Rural Workforce Program grant, coordinated by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), to support the THINC program’s courses. The HRSA grants were awarded to community-based organizations to expand public health clinical and operational capacity…

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Eastern exploring joint initiatives with WVU Potomac State College

August 2, 2022

Earlier this week Dr. Tom Striplin, president of Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, met with Dr. Chris Gilmer, interim campus president of WVU Potomac State College, to discuss ways the two institutions might collaborate. As a result of their discussion, the two college leaders have agreed to begin work on joint initiatives intended to advance higher education opportunities for residents in the Potomac Highlands.

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Eastern donates training equipment to Grant Memorial Hospital

July 25, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College is updating its nursing skills lab this summer and needed to free up some space in the lab, so the nursing program has donated three of its training mannequins and a hospital bed to Grant Memorial Hospital (GMH), located in Petersburg, where Jaime Bland, GMH human resources generalist, said the equipment will be used for hospital staff training. Eastern has maintained a long-time partnership with GMH, where nursing students gain valuable clinical experiences at the…

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Clearway Energy Group Hires Five Recent Wind Energy Technology Grads

December 21, 2021

Clearway Energy Group has hired five recent graduates of the Wind Energy Technology program at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College in Moorefield. The five new wind techs will support the operations and maintenance of Clearway’s new 115-megawatt Black Rock Wind Farm near Elk Garden and its 54-megawatt Pinnacle Wind Farm near Keyser. Pinnacle was repowered just this year with new turbine technology.

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Eastern Partners with Weimer Automotive to Establish Learn & Earn Program

October 21, 2021

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College has announced a new partnership with Weimer Automotive to provide a “Learn and Earn” program for students enrolled in its automotive technology program. Starting in Fall 2022, the Learn and Earn program will provide second-year automotive technology students an opportunity to experience working in a dealership, practice their learning outcomes and be paid while they train for their careers.

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