MOVING WEST VIRGINIA FORWARD: The Campaign for Technical Innovation & Partnerships
To address the emerging needs of West Virginia in offering a well-trained, technically advanced workforce and to provide a state-of-the-art setting for collaboration in the delivery of technical programs among community and technical colleges, the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education (Council) has constructed a new Advanced Technology Center (ATC) at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston.
This 55,000 square-foot center, which was built through a state-supported initiative, will provide high-tech facilities, current resources, and technologically advanced education to continue the legacy of technical innovation in the Kanawha Valley and throughout South Central West Virginia. The ATC also offers ample laboratory space for programs such as, Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Chemical Process Technology, Advanced Welding Technology, Computer Networking Technology, and Emergency Management Technology.
The Council, in partnership with BridgeValley Community and Technical College (BridgeValley), has embarked upon a $5 Million Campaign For Technical Innovation & Partnerships to address the needs of technical innovation and educational training in Moving West Virginia Forward. Through collaborative partnerships and private support, the ATC will play an essential role in southern West Virginia in providing the latest technologies, programs, and expertise to increase regional economic growth; focusing on job creation; fostering economic development; and encouraging more students to enter STEM careers.