The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

September 23, 2013

Bridgemont receives grant funding

— U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) last week announced the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia will receive $25 million from the Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program. Ten community and technical colleges across West Virginia will use the funding to encourage West Virginians to enroll, pursue and graduate from technical programs that lead to high-waged, high-skilled jobs.

Bridgemont Community and Technical College at Montgomery was awarded $8,829,042, the largest total in the state.

“Investing in education programs that will help our students earn good-paying, high-skilled jobs in the manufacturing, energy, information technology and construction fields will only lead to greater success across our great state,” Manchin said. “I encourage all West Virginians seeking to earn a degree in these industries to seize this great opportunity, which will ultimately help attract businesses, competition and economic prosperity to West Virginia.”