Application open and eligible programs released for WV Invests, the state’s new free community college grant program
The application for students interested in WV Invests, the state’s new last-dollar-in grant program that covers tuition and fees at community and technical colleges, has been launched online. Approved by the West Virginia Legislature in March, this program allows students to use other federal and/or state grant awards first, with WV Invests covering the remaining tuition and fee costs for eligible academic programs at the state’s nine community and technical colleges and any participating four-year institutions.
April 25, 2019
Dr. Sarah Tucker, Chancellor of the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia, released the following statement following final passage of Senate Bill 1 by the West Virginia Legislature. This legislation establishes the WV Invests Grant, a “last dollar in” program through which students will use other federal and/or state grant awards first, with WV Invests covering the remaining costs for tuition and fees at the state’s community and technical colleges.
March 7, 2019
WV Community & Technical College Presidents sign entrepreneurship pledge on Higher Ed Day at the Legislature
The West Virginia Community and Technical College System and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission observed Higher Education Day at the Legislature today at the state capitol. The celebratory day culminated with nine presidents of the state’s community and technical (CTC) colleges signing the Presidents for Entrepreneurship Pledge (PFEP) of the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE).
January 28, 2019
West Virginia’s community and technical colleges create $1.2 billion economic impact and produce high-earning graduates, according to new study
The West Virginia Community and Technical College System (CTCS) today unveiled a new independent economic impact study that surveyed the value of the state’s public two-year higher education system. According to the study, conducted by Emsi, West Virginia’s community and technical colleges realize a $1.2 billion total economic impact in the state. The study also found that graduates of CTCS institutions earn $9,900 more each year compared to those with a high school diploma.
January 24, 2019
West Virginia’s Vice Chancellor for Community and Technical College Education named Deputy Assistant Secretary at U.S. Department of Education
The West Virginia Community and Technical College System (WVCTCS) today announced that its Vice Chancellor, Dr. Casey Sacks, has been named Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) at the U.S. Department of Education, which serves more than 25 million students each year.
November 8, 2018
Gov. Justice frequently says that West Virginians don’t brag enough about themselves, and he’s right. Perhaps one of West Virginia’s best kept secrets is its community and technical colleges. The West Virginia Community and Technical College System includes nine public community and technical colleges, strategically located across the state, providing easy access for students and regional interaction with employers. Our colleges work directly with business and industry to ensure that our programs meet their workforce needs.
September 17, 2018
West Virginia community college students who transfer to West Virginia University before earning their associate degrees can now receive their credentials retroactively, thanks to a new partnership between the institution, the West Virginia Community and Technical College System (WVCTCS) and the National Student Clearinghouse.
Learn & Earn grants are an incredible opportunity for employers in West Virginia to have the chance to train ideal future employees.
The Students Caring About Regional Social Issues (SCARSI) Club at West Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC) recently presented the Greater Wheeling Homeless Coalition and Youth Services System Winter Freeze Shelter in Wheeling with money and items such as hats, socks, gloves and more to help keep area residents without a home warm this winter.
$1.58 MILLION GRANT AWARDED TO BRIDGEVALLEY FOR STEM EDUCATION PROGRAM PARTNERING WITH KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS
Students at two local high schools and BridgeValley Community & Technical College today learned new doors are open to them that they may never have considered.