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Eastern, ACM tour Mineral County Technical Center Juniors and Seniors at Western Maryland Works

March 20, 2023

LaVALE, Md. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College (Eastern) and Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) toured Mineral County Technical Center (MCTC) juniors and seniors around ACM’s state-of-the-art Western Maryland Works Training Center and Makerspace on Thursday, March 9; Loretta Mick, principal of MCTC, Jim Spurling, Project Lead the Way engineering instructor, and Gary Trail, special populations, chaperoned the student’s attendance. The tour consisted of students visiting each training area housed at the facility, including; welding, 3D printing, digital fabrication, woodworking, industrial maintenance, advanced…

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Check Presented to South Branch CTC For Dual Enrollment Program

March 13, 2023

PETERSBURG W.VA. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College visited South Branch Career & Technical Center to present a check for $13,170 to their Certified Nursing Assistant Program (C.N.A.) students, Candace Kite, Therapeutic Services & Allied Health Sciences, Julie Colaw, Assistant Principal, and Shelly C. Crites, Administrative Director. These students have enrolled in South Branch CTC’s dual-enrollment program with Eastern to advance progress toward a career pathway in healthcare. The C.N.A. dual-enrollment allows student completers to increase their likelihood of acceptance into Eastern’s Nursing…

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Check Presented to Hampshire High School For Dual Enrollment Program

February 14, 2023

MOOREFIELD W.VA. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College hosted Hampshire High School’s Certified Nursing Assistant Program (C.N.A.) students and Kristie Long, Health Occupations Teacher, to present a check for $13,170. These students have enrolled in Hampshire High School’s dual-enrollment program with Eastern to advance progress toward a career pathway in healthcare. The C.N.A. dual-enrollment allows student completers to increase their likelihood of acceptance into Eastern’s Nursing Program. Eastern has partnered with South Branch Career and Technical Center, Hampshire High School, and Tucker County…

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Eastern had its first student of the semester to use Focus2Career

January 20, 2023

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – The Spring 2023 semester has kicked off at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College. Students are learning about all the new services that Eastern provides, especially in our Career Services Department, spearheaded by Dixie Heavener, Title III Project Director and Career Counselor. There, students can use Focus2Career and learn what area of study and career path could be best for them. Hope Ann, an Eastern student, said, “Being the first student at Eastern to use Focus2Career is definitely an exciting feeling…

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Eastern commences Ag Workforce Training in coordination with WVU Extension Service for 2023

January 13, 2023

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College held morning and afternoon training sessions in-person and on Zoom for the general public, and farm fellows trying to obtain micro-credentials for the Farm Business Management Certification on Wednesday, January 11, 2023. The morning session covered “Managing Production Risks”, and the afternoon session, “Managing Financial Risks.” These two programs were instructed by WVU Extension specialist Dr. Dee Singh-Knights, with the support of Maya Paul, ag innovation program coordinator, and Trish Halterman, ag workforce fellowship and…

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Event at Eastern marks recent CDL training program milestones

December 16, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Eddie Mullenax, one of the commercial driver’s license (CDL) training program instructors at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College, stood at the podium and said he wanted to share part of a text message he recently had received from a former student. The student, who earned a CDL Class A license earlier in the fall, had texted that he was standing out among the new hires at his company because he was proficient in specific driving skills, and the former student…

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Eastern seeks community input for Workforce Education Business Needs Survey

December 7, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Staff with the Workforce Education Department at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College are asking questions, and community members in the Potomac Highlands can help them find the best answers. The questions are part of the college’s annual Business Needs Survey, which is available online on Eastern’s website at https://easternwv.edu/workforce-education. The survey is designed to help Workforce Education staff learn about workforce skills that are needed to grow businesses and organizations in the region. Survey results will guide the development and expansion of…

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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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Hospitality Training series is off to a good start; next free session is Oct. 17

October 4, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – The free Hospitality Training series, coordinated by Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College’s Workforce Education Department and led by experienced hospitality educator Debra Frank, got a good start with its Sept. 12 training, “Customer Service: A Step Above the Rest.” Frank started the Hospitality Training series with a session on customer service because studies indicate that exceptional service builds strong customer loyalty. Some topics in the customer service training covered research and data on customer service and how it impacts successful…

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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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