BridgeValley leads the nine-member consortium of community and technical colleges which received a portion of the $25 million award from the U.S. Department of Labor. The award strengthens programs at each institution that award skill set certificates, certificate degrees, and associate’s degrees in the areas of manufacturing and mechatronics, energy technology, information technology, and construction.
“The awarding of this grant will transform technical education in West Virginia. All nine community colleges will benefit as funds will be used to enhance academic instruction in energy, manufacturing, information technology, and construction trades,” said Eunice Bellinger, President of BridgeValley Community and Technical College. “Preparation of the proposal was a team effort for this comprehensive project. The award will make a difference in our ability to provide a highly skilled workforce, thus enhancing the economic development of our state.”