Bridgemont hosts First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin at Open House of new Technology Center in South Charleston and signing of National College Completion Agenda

HNN Staff
Montgomery, W.Va. Bridgemont Community and Technical College welcomes the community for a sneak peek of the college’s new extended education facilities located in the West Virginia Education, Research and Technology Park (WVERTP).  The event will be held Monday, January 10th, from 4-6 p.m.  

The soon-to-be-renovated WVERTP facilities will provide laboratory and classroom space for a variety of technical programs including electromechanical instrumentation, diesel, building science, and welding technologies.  The new location will also house Workforce Development offices where staff members will work with area employers to provide the technical training necessary to be competitive in a global marketplace.

“Bridgemont’s new South Charleston location, combined with on-line course offerings, video conferencing from the Montgomery campus, and convenient scheduling, will increase the accessibility of high-quality technical education in the greater Charleston area,” said Dr. Jo Harris, President of the college. “This additional site will be advantageous to any local student pursuing a technical career, especially those who must balance the needs of family and work.”  

Earlier in the afternoon, First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin will be on Bridgemont’s Montgomery campus as officials will be the first of the ten state community colleges to sign the National College Completion Agenda.  The signing ceremony will occur at 1 p.m. in the Davis Hall Lobby.   The public is invited to both events.

The West Virginia Education, Research and Technology Park (WVERTP) in South Charleston, W.Va., recently acquired by the state from The Dow Chemical Company, is located at 3200 Kanawha Turnpike, South Charleston.

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Bridgemont awards one-year certificates and two-year associate degrees in many fields including engineering technology, business and health management, dental hygiene, business technology, medical assisting, diesel technology, computer information technology, printing, blasting, and electro-mechanical instrumentation. Customized training on campus or at company sites is available through the workforce development unit.