BridgeValley and GreenWood, Inc. Launch Craft Training Program
South Charleston, WV - - February 16, 2016 - - GreenWood, Inc., an integrated maintenance, construction and workforce solutions provider, announces a partnership with BridgeValley Community and Technical College that offers a National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) craft training program in pipefitting. Through this relationship, those seeking piping careers have an opportunity to participate in an internship program that provides classroom instruction at BridgeValley and hands-on training at a GreenWood project site. Within the BridgeValley classroom, students will learn to read and interpret structural drawings, solve mathematical problems for pipefitting, gain insights into process technology, and receive an education in safety, health, and environmental. Students will progress through phases of the NCCER curriculum allowing them to apply learnings to real-world scenarios. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment opportunities that combine on-the-job training with continued classroom studies with the ultimate goal of earning the NCCER Certified Pipefitter designation. All courses are being taught by GreenWood personnel credentialed in the NCCER curriculum.
“We are pleased to participate in this relationship with GreenWood, Inc.” stated Jeff Wyco, Senior Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development and ATC Operations for BridgeValley. “This internship program offers an opportunity for those in the Kanawha Valley and surrounding area to learn and expand upon their industrial skill sets. Having these students and the GreenWood instructors involved in our education program demonstrates another way we help prepare and further develop the industrial workforce.”
“GreenWood is proud to be a partner with BridgeValley as together we proactively address the needs of the workforce and provide them with an educational path that enhances their career potential” stated Kenny Steen, GreenWood Regional Manager for West Virginia Operations. “Our involvement with BridgeValley creates a unique platform where classroom education seamlessly combines with on-the-job training. To see students perform well and earn their NCCER Certified Pipefitter designation is an accomplishment for us all to celebrate.”
About GreenWood, Inc.
GreenWood provides integrated maintenance, operations and construction solutions designed to extend the life of critical assets, influence operational efficiencies and deliver bottom line improvements for plants and facilities throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. We operate under a “Customer-Centered” philosophy where safety performance is always first and our flexibility to respond to customer needs is an ongoing priority. For more information, visit www.GreenWoodInc.com.
BridgeValley Community and Technical College, formed in 2014 with the merger of Bridgemont and Kanawha Valley Community and Technical Colleges, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The service region for the multi-campus consolidated institution includes Fayette, Kanawha, Clay, Putnam, Nicholas, and Raleigh counties. BridgeValley Community and Technical College promotes student success, prepares a skilled workforce, and builds tomorrow’s leaders by providing access to quality education. More information is available at bridgevalley.edu.
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