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Dislocated miners and family members invited to informational sessions on training grant

WorkForce West Virginia encourages dislocated miners and displaced homemakers impacted by a coal mining layoff after March 1, and covered under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, to attend upcoming informational sessions about a training grant for which they may be eligible.

Under a National Emergency Grant awarded to WorkForce West Virginia, dislocated miners and family members may be eligible for training focusing on in-demand jobs outside the coal mining industry including assistance with training costs. Eligible participants can receive up to $5,000 for classroom training in a high-demand occupation. Find out more at these three informational sessions:

  •  Oct. 16 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College in Logan;
  •  Oct. 17 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Bridgemont Community and Technical College in Montgomery; and
  •  Oct. 18 from 2 to 7 p.m. at New River Community and Technical College in Ghent.

WorkForce West Virginia will be at the sessions to provide information on services and training available to all dislocated workers. More information is available online at www.workforcewv.org.


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