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Bethany College Hosts Video Training For Local Educators

Bethany College hosted several area middle school teachers from West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle on campus as they prepare to guide their students through the “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” video contest.

 The educators visited Bethany to learn videography, the rules of the contest, and how to help their students shoot and edit their videos.

In the name of community outreach, chemical firms invest in education

Donnie Coffield, seated center with Dow safety and operations staff trainers at the company's Institute, West Virginia, plant, was hired last year by Dow. He has finished his first year at BridgeValley Community and Technical College in South Charleston.

Career tech students land jobs with help of Simulated Workplace program

Darion Doering (right) and Hunter Parsons are full-time mechanics at Dutch Miller in South Charleston after finishing the state's Simulated Workplace program.

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Education’s Simulated Workplace program has helped land two more students full-time jobs right out of school.

Eastern Panhandle students fare well in manufacturing video contest

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The West Virginia Manufacturers Association Educational Fund celebrated the “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing” video contest Tuesday night at a ceremony at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.

The contest featured five local middle schools and five manufacturing companies.

The program included speakers discussing the future of manufacturing related to industry, and getting students out of the classroom and into the manufacturing field.

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