New River CTC students benefit from Learn and Earn program

[Ghent, W.Va.] While the goal for many college students is to earn a degree and then get a job, West Virginia's Learn and Earn program allows New River Community and Technical College Electric Distributing Engineering Technology (EDET) students to work in their field while completing their program of study.
"Twelve students from the summer class and over twenty current students are receiving paid internships as part of the Learn and Earn program," reported New River CTC Visiting Instructional Specialist of Line Service Mechanic Mike King. “The twelve students from the summer class have completed the program and are all employed full-time in the utility industry. Many of our students were displaced miners, and it’s great to be able to get them back to work as they complete the program.”
The Learn and Earn initiative, sponsored by the state, gives students in technical degree programs the opportunity to work as paid interns at sponsoring companies and the state of West Virginia reimburses the employer 50% of the student's salary.
The Certificate of Applied Science in EDET provides students with the technical skills needed for careers in the electric, cable and telephone, construction, subcontracting, railroad and oil and gas industries. Students benefit from the three instructors combined experience of over 100 years in the industry and are prepared for in-demand, high paying careers.
Current Learn and Earn participants are employed with Control Products Inc., C.W. Wright, Pike Electric and River City.
For more information about the program at New River CTC, contact King at 304-929-3308 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville) and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver/Beckley).
Photo caption: New River CTC EDET students participated in Learn and Earn interviews with Pike Electric, River City, C.W. Wright and the U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the Advanced Technology Center, Ghent.


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