Workforce Education

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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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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 hosts agriculture teachers for CASE training

August 18, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College and its Agriculture Innovation department recently hosted a unique educational experience – the CASE AgXplore Middle School Course – that is designed for agriculture teachers. CASE stands for Curriculum for Agriculture Science Education and is an initiative of the National Council for Agricultural Education and managed by the National Association of the Agricultural Educators (NAAE). CASE educators are also agriculture teachers, and they travel around the country during the summer and on school-year weekends to lead…

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Eastern’s welding classes to start Sept. 12 in Keyser

August 4, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – The Workforce Training Department at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College has partnered with the Mineral County Technical Center, located at 981 Harley O. Staggers Drive in Keyser, to offer evening welding classes this fall, starting Sept. 12. Eastern’s welding classes are taught by Carl Rexrode of Burlington. Rexrode is a graduate of Keyser High School and the Mineral County Technical Center, and he worked as a welder for Mineral Fabrication and Machine for several years before teaching welding for the Mineral…

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Eastern’s fall semester begins Aug. 22

August 1, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – The start of the fall 2022 semester at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College is approaching, with academic courses and several of the college’s short-term workforce training programs set to launch the week of Aug. 22. The last day to register for most of Eastern’s classes is Aug. 19. Eastern is an open-enrollment institution, with a free application process for academic or workforce students. Financial aid options are available to many students, whether part-time or full-time. Many programs at Eastern as…

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Seven Workforce Training Programs Qualify for Job Jumpstart Program

February 17, 2022

Seven of Eastern’s Workforce Education programs qualify for Governor Justice’s Job Jumpstart Program through WorkForce West Virginia. West Virginia residents who complete one of the below training programs before August 12 may be eligible for a one-time payment of $1,500. Accounting Commercial Drivers License Certified Nursing Assistant Dental Assistant Medical Assistant Pharmacy Technician Welding Governor Jim Justice announced the Job Jumpstart Program (JJP) to assist West Virginians returning to the workforce. West Virginia residents who currently receive unemployment benefits, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits,…

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Eastern Expands Community Engagement and Partnerships Department with New Hires

November 12, 2021

Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College has expanded its Community Engagement and Partnerships department with the hiring of four new employees to help carry out its mission of providing affordable and accessible academic, technical, workforce training, and life-long learning for the Potomac Highlands regional community.

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