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WVU Parkersburg prepares for ethane cracker plant, hires economist to study industry needs

West Virginia University at Parkersburg recently hired Dr. Tom Witt, economist and managing director of Witt Economics, to identify the major industries and staffing needs associated with the proposed ethane cracker plant. He delivered his report on Oct. 8 at

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New career services portal to benefit employers, students, alumni

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is offering new and improved services to help students and alumni find jobs and assist employers in recruiting efforts. Recently, WVU Parkersburg launched College Central Network (CCN), a career services portal. Through the site, students

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CMT and country star Dustin Lynch to partner with WVU Parkersburg in CMT Empowering Education campaign

Country Music Television (CMT) and country music star Dustin Lynch are teaming up with West Virginia University at Parkersburg to encourage area residents to go back to school as part of the cable network’s CMT Empowering Education initiative. There are

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New employees hired to implement federal Bridging the Gap grant

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has hired its first two employees to implement its portion of funding from the Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program. Last year, the state’s Community and Technical College

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Learn and Earn program gives student new lease on life

The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Learn and Earn partnership with DuPont Washington Works continues to provide a successful means to meet the area’s growing demand for qualified manufacturing workers. The training and experience received during the one-year degree certificate

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