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CLARKSBURG — The next generation of paramedics responding to medical emergencies in North Central West Virginia are being trained in Clarksburg. Pierpont Community & Technical College’s emergency medical services program relocated from its Fairmont campus to the second floor of the Gaston Caperton Center on West Main Street for the fall semester. Pierpont is one of five institutions in the state to offer paramedic training, program coordinator Ben Tacy said.
FAIRMONT — At Tuesday’s Pierpont Community & Technical College Board of Governors meeting, officials revealed the plans for the school’s upgraded $2 million veterinarian technology facility at the Caperton Center in Clarksburg. The plans were presented by Pierpont Chief Financial Officer Dale Bradley, who said that in addition to upgrading treatment facilities and the lab, the new location will have a surgery room, isolation room, kennels and a reception area similar to those at real veterinarian offices.
Dominion Energy's 2018 Intern Class were hard at work all summer, both in and out of the office. Activities outside of normal day-to-day business included community projects, networking opportunities, and completing a capstone project around the topic of inclusion and ways to improve in this area as a company. Dominion Energy hires approximately 250+ students each year and their interns are given real-world challenges and projects. Internship opportunities represent over 80 majors from over 70 different schools and live in 22 states.
MOUNDSVILLE — At the Marshall County 4-H and FFA Goat and Rabbit Club’s 26th annual auction held during the Marshall County Fair, the club awarded three membership scholarships. The club’s scholarship is funded through donations of animals to be sold through the sale and by private donations.
BRIDGEPORT — Students at the Robert C. Byrd National Aerospace Education Center have new training equipment thanks to the efforts of state and federal representatives. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Sen. Mike Romano, D-Harrison, and Del. Richard Iaquinta, D-Harrison, visited the center on Wednesday to celebrate a $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and the Appalachian Regional Commission.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Students are industry-ready upon graduating through hands-on oil and gas opportunities in West Virginia colleges, according to some of the leading academics in the field. West Virginia University and Pierpont Community and Technical college offer programs for students interested in the oil and gas industry, providing work experiences and on-the-job training to dedicated students to prepare them for the workforce straight out of college.