Pierpont Community & Technical College and West Virginia Northern Community College announced the start of a new course within the upcoming year.
The Pierpont campus president said that he feels partnering with Murray Energy is a big step forward within the field of mine maintenance.
“It’s a win-win for both and that’s part of our mission as a community college, is providing education opportunities for our students, as well as economical growth within our community,” stated Dr. Johnny Moore, president.
Moore finished in saying “It’s a very unique program and this is another example of a successful model in which businesses and education can partner to provide creative opportunities for local residents.”
Upon acceptance within the program, students can work part-time with Murray Energy with the possibility of full-time employment after completing the associate degree program.