State community college gets mine education grant
WILLIAMSON, W.Va. -- Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is getting a federal grant to develop education programs for students looking to work in the mining industry.
Rep. Nick Rahall's office says the school will receive $892,000 over three years for its "Comprehensive Career Pathways and Programs in Coal Mining'' project.
The project offers students enrolled in four programs academic and technical education and managerial skills development to meet the needs of the mining industry. The programs are electrical engineering technology, mining engineering, mine management and mine technology.
The funding was awarded by the National Science Foundation.