Tech Expo scheduled for May 3 in Ghent

[GHENT, W.Va.] Newly trained workers and potential employers will come together at New River Community and Technical College’s Advanced Technology Center, Ghent, on Thursday, May 3, 2018 during the college’s annual Tech Expo.

“The Tech Expo gives our students the opportunity to showcase their skills and connect to career opportunities,” explained New River CTC Dean for Technical and Workforce programs Jerry Wallace. “The public is also invited to attend to learn about the programs we offer.”

Employers and vendors can register for this free event with New River CTC Instructional Specialist/Educational Counselor Peter Hoeman at or 304-818-2014 by April 27, 2018. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Employers with internship, seasonal, part-time and full-time opportunities are encouraged to participate. Space will be provided for employers interested in conducting interviews on-site during the event.

Students in the electric distribution engineering technology (line service), CDL, welding, automotive technology and information technology/computer science programs will provide demonstrations between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The event will include high voltage demonstrations by Pike Enterprises, and the International Lineman Museum and Hall of Fame mobile unit will be on site for tours.

The International Lineman Museum and Hall of Fame was established to pay tribute to the history of the industry and to workers who restore order during dangerous accidents and severe weather. Based in Shelby, N.C., the museum is a display of tools, insulators, and artifacts from all 50 states and 15 international countries. The museum has a mobile exhibit that regularly tours the country.

A Spring Expo has also been scheduled at New River CTC’s Greenbrier Valley Campus, Lewisburg, on Tuesday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The new Spring Expo will showcase the college’s cosmetology, esthetics, machining, massage therapy, nail technology and welding programs. Employers and vendors are encouraged to attend this free event. For information on the Spring Expo, contact Instructional Specialist Nedra Allen at or 304-647-6576 by April 17, 2018.

Both events are free to attend and open to the public.

For information on admissions and the programs offered at New River CTC, email or call 866-349-3739.

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).

Last updated on: Apr. 6, 2018