Tech News Summary:
- WVNCC Foundation receives $40,000 grant from Marathon Petroleum and MPLX for Energy Technology program enhancement
- Grant to be divided with $20,000 for hydrogen-related programming and $20,000 for student scholarships and emergency assistance
- Grant aligns with US Department of Energy’s designation of West Virginia as a hydrogen hub and reflects industry support for educational initiatives
Weirton, WV – West Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC) has received a major financial boost for its Energy Technology Program. The college announced today that it has been awarded a $40,000 grant from an undisclosed private donor to further enhance and expand its energy technology offerings.
The donation will be utilized to update and modernize the college’s energy technology lab, purchase new equipment, and provide additional resources for student training and support. The program focuses on preparing students for careers in the growing fields of renewable energy, energy conservation, and sustainability.
WVNCC President, Dr. Daniel Mosser, expressed his gratitude for the generous contribution. “This significant investment will enable us to provide our students with a state-of-the-art learning environment and ensure that they are well-prepared to meet the demands of the evolving energy industry,” he said.
The Energy Technology Program at WVNCC has been gaining traction in recent years, as the demand for skilled professionals in the energy sector continues to rise. With this new funding, the college aims to further solidify its position as a leading institution for energy education in the region.
The college intends to use the funds to expand its curriculum, offer new certifications, and provide additional training opportunities for students. This will not only benefit the students, but also help meet the workforce needs of the industry.
The $40,000 boost for WVNCC’s Energy Technology Program is seen as a significant milestone and a testament to the college’s commitment to providing top-notch education and training in high-demand fields. The college looks forward to leveraging this support to create new opportunities for its students and contribute to the growth of the energy sector in the region.