Technical college to get coal mining training grant
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College in Logan County will receive $892,000 in federal funding during the next three years to develop advanced technical education programs for students wanting to learn skills necessary for work in the coal mining industry.
Rep. Nick J. Rahall, D-W.Va., said in a news release, "Opening doors to a college education and work force training is essential to building a robust economy and ensuring a higher quality of life in Southern West Virginia."
The federal funds will help students in four academic programs, including: electrical engineering technology, mining engineering, mine management and mine technology.
The National Science Foundation's Division of Undergraduate Education is providing funds to help two-year and four-year colleges and universities improve their courses, laboratories, infrastructure and the diversity of their students and faculty.