MONTGOMERY , W.Va.The Community and Technical College at West Virginia University Institute of Technology will unveil the institutions new name on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in Davis Hall. The change in name and colors are a part of the schools separation from WVU Institute of Technology.

We are anxious to announce our new name and start a new chapter for the college. As a separate institution, we will have more freedom in working with corporate and government partners to create new programs and curriculum,said Jo Harris, president of the Community and Technical College.

The college recently began offering training to organizations on actionable strategies of sustainability where people, profits, and the planet are given equal consideration. Other new programs also being offered include electro-mechanical-instrumentation, highway technician training and chemical process technician training.

In accordance with House Bill 3215, the Community and Technical College at WVU Institute of Technology, will be governed by its own board. Prior to passage of this bill, the college was governed by the WVU Board of Governors.

As an independent college, we can focus entirely on the community college mission to provide technical program development, customized training, and life-long learning activities that are essential to the region we serve,Harris said.

The Community and Technical College was established as a part of WVU Institute of Technology in 1966. In 2004, the college was accredited as a separate institution by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

Located in Montgomery, the Community and Technical College at WVU Institute of Technology offers a variety of two-year degree programs in high-demand technical fields such as engineering technology, printing technology, dental hygiene, diesel technology, computer technology, business and office technology and allied health.

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