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Blue Ridge Community and Technical College hosted Explore: The New Manufacturing Academies on Friday, April 8, 2022.

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College hosted Explore: The New Manufacturing Academies on Friday, April 8, 2022.

Students from North Middle School, St. Joseph School, and South Middle School in Berkeley County attended the New Manufacturing Academies on Friday, April 8, 2022. Students worked in groups and listened to presentations from local companies, including FirstEnergy, Procter and Gamble, Rockwool, and Technimark. Students learned about products made in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and jobs available in those facilities. Various facets of manufacturing, such as operations, environmental health, safety, quality control, research, development, etc., were explored.

Blue Ridge CTC Director of Customized Training, Kimberly Moss, led students on a tour around the school showing them the hands-on learning opportunities available at BRCTC.

“The Explore the New Manufacturing Academy event allows students to see the opportunities available in their community,” said Moss “BRCTC is proud to partner with local middle schools, the West Virginia Manufacturing Association, and businesses to support our community in all stages of the learning and training cycle.”

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College offers more than 60 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as workforce development training. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is conveniently located on Route 45 West past the Commons Center, at 13650 Apple Harvest Drive. For more information on Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, please call 304-260-4380 or visit our website at www.BlueRidgeCTC.edu

About the Program: Explore the New Manufacturing is a program of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association Educational Fund, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. Explore brings together tomorrow’s workforce with local and reginal manufacturing companies to inform students of educational and career opportunities in the state’s manufacturing industry for more information visit www.exploremfgwv.com.

 

Students taking a tour in the machining, welding, and 3-d printing areas. 6 middle school girls outside during the academy day Robotic Arm ABB Machine used in manufacturing Students learning about automation students using play-doh and dinosaurs molds to learn about injection molding. EDET student demonstrating climbing telephone poles.Media Contact
Jennifer Barrett-Smith
304.260.4380 ext. 2111
jbarrett@blueridgectc.edu

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