Pierpont Community and Technical College will represent Marion County and North Central West Virginia in Charleston Monday, as faculty and staff prepare to meet with congress and other state delegates this coming monday for ATC Day.
“I think that is the issue with anybody, any company or anything like that is getting exposure to let people know what you do. Some people are just word of mouth, well this will be especially with the legislature and anybody that visits us, we can tell them exactly what we do – especially newer things, because things change here all the time, so it’s a way to just get the word out,” said Travis Miller, assistant dean of business aviation technology and director of North Central ATC.
During the visit, Pierpont administrators will have the opportunity to discuss new course structures, plans and future partnership opportunites that aim to draw more residents into the college, based on the needs within the current academic setting.
“One of the new programs that we just restarted is our respiratory care program and it is one that has a significant need with the hospitals. The hospitals are calling us and asking for graduates all the time and the last count I had there was like 33 open positions in the state for respiratory therapists,” said Vickie Findley, Dean for School Health Sciences.
Monday during the visit, the capitol will sign a proclamation to officially make February 18 ATC Day.