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Pierpont College signs articulation agreement with St. Francis University
 
Paramedic training expands in North Central region
 
The aviation is changing and what worked in the past may no longer be relevant in the future. Fortunately this is an area where West Virginia is paying close attention. The state’s airports, educational institutions, industry, and legislature are acutely aware of the changing dynamics and are acting accordingly. There is no doubt that aviation has been and will continue to be a vital component of West Virginia’s future.
 
Today’s 21st-century knowledge and technology-based economy demands skill development and credentials beyond the high school level. All of the literature seems to suggest that this trend will continue into the foreseeable future.
 
Wiley Cash, author of “The Last Ballad,” calls “The Sound of Holding Your Breath” a collection of “gorgeous stories about a much-maligned region and a people that are too often viewed from the interstate, in photographs, or on the screen,” adding that Natalie Sypolt’s debut is “an important book by an important writer.”
 
For many people, personal security is a daily and long-term concerns. As the world becomes a more plugged-in environment, the biggest threats to personal safety and security are no longer physical; these threats live online, where information is forever.
 
CLARKSBURG — The next generation of paramedics responding to medical emergencies in North Central West Virginia are being trained in Clarksburg. Pierpont Community & Technical College’s emergency medical services program relocated from its Fairmont campus to the second floor of the Gaston Caperton Center on West Main Street for the fall semester. Pierpont is one of five institutions in the state to offer paramedic training, program coordinator Ben Tacy said.
 
FAIRMONT — At Tuesday’s Pierpont Community & Technical College Board of Governors meeting, officials revealed the plans for the school’s upgraded $2 million veterinarian technology facility at the Caperton Center in Clarksburg. The plans were presented by Pierpont Chief Financial Officer Dale Bradley, who said that in addition to upgrading treatment facilities and the lab, the new location will have a surgery room, isolation room, kennels and a reception area similar to those at real veterinarian offices.
CLARKSBURG — Community members gathered Friday evening for music, fun, food and laughs at the 28th annual West Virginia Black Heritage Festival at Jackson Square.
 
Dominion Energy's 2018 Intern Class were hard at work all summer, both in and out of the office. Activities outside of normal day-to-day business included community projects, networking opportunities, and completing a capstone project around the topic of inclusion and ways to improve in this area as a company. Dominion Energy hires approximately 250+ students each year and their interns are given real-world challenges and projects. Internship opportunities represent over 80 majors from over 70 different schools and live in 22 states.

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