WVNCC, Weirton chamber plan jobs seminar

WEIRTON — With new industries locating in the area, West Virginia Northern Community College and the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to provide local residents and businesses with a better understanding of the opportunities which soon could be available.

A seminar, titled “Technical Job Opportunities in Our Area and How to Prepare,” will be presented at noon, Tuesday, at WVNCC’s Weirton campus.

Curt Hippensteel, petroleum technology instructional specialist from WVNCC, will be on hand to discuss the various technical degree programs available through the college, as well as the types of jobs that will be in need of the training.

“There’s a real need for technicians,” Hippensteel noted. “If you have a technical degree, you have a lot of choices. You’re not limited.”

Business representatives in attendance will be asked to provide insight into their job needs, as well as the experience and education in order to obtain those jobs.

Larry Tackett, WVNCC vice president of economic workforce and development, explained while much discussion has taken place in recent years of providing training programs for potential new jobs, businesses don’t always let the public know the kind of training needed.

“That part never seems to be covered,” Tackett said.

There is no cost to attend the seminar, and lunch will be provided.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact the Weirton Chamber at (304) 748-7212.

(Howell can be contacted at chowell@weirtondailytimes.com, and followed via Twitter @CHowellWDT)

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