Free Financial Literacy class planned at New River CTC

The United Way of Southern West Virginia, City National Bank and New River Community and Technical College are partnering to offer a free financial literacy class starting May 6 at the college’s campus in Beaver.

“A recent survey from Wallet hub, ranked West Virginia 44 out of 51 for financial literacy, so we know that this is information that the people in our community need,” said New River CTC Interim Dean for Workforce, Community and Continuing Education Brian Sampson.

“This course will be a great introduction to financial independence,” explained City National Bank Branch Manager Jonathan Grose. “To be successful, you must be able to budget for your financial future. In this course, you will have the opportunity to learn all the basics and a few new approaches to strengthening your credit and paying down debt.”

The four-week class will meet on Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. The course will provide information on opening and managing accounts, credit, debt reduction, income planning, financial communication within a household and as a consumer.

“We at United Way of Southern West Virginia are excited about this collaboration with City National Bank and New River CTC,” added United Way of Southern West Virginia Executive Director Trena Dacal. “Our mission is to improve lives in southern West Virginia by focusing on the building blocks for a good quality of life: health, education and financial stability. This course offers the opportunity for individuals to develop skills to effectively manage their finances. We appreciate our partners for their efforts to offer this class.”

Preregistration is required and space is limited.

To register for the financial literacy class, visit or contact Gloria Kincaid (304-793-6101,

New River CTC’s Workforce Education Division provides community education classes and employable educational opportunities including noncredit courses, workforce development programs and customized training.