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Mountwest to host Advantage Valley Consortium College Day

February 11, 2013

Huntington, W.Va. - Mountwest Community & Technical College will welcome nearly 200 area high school seniors from Wayne County on Tuesday and Cabell County on Wednesday as part of Advantage Valley Consortium College Day.

Students will take part in breakout sessions related to programs in which they’ve expressed interest as a means to give them a better idea of what to expect in that college major and career field.

“The purpose of College Day is to give students a snapshot and some hands-on activity in fields they may be interested in pursuing in college,” said Billie Brooks, Dean of Student Services at Mountwest. “Students will also have the opportunity to mingle with faculty and students in their chosen field, as well as take a tour of Mountwest.”

Some students will take part in Mountwest classes and demonstrations, while others will go to local businesses. Those interested in the Machinist program will have the opportunity to visit the Robert C. Byrd Institute, and those interested in the Aviation program will go to the Huntington Tri-State Airport. Students interested in Culinary Arts will get to experience a day at Mountwest’s award-winning program in the Center for Culinary Arts.

“We’re very excited to host these seniors at our new campus and to play a role in helping them find the educational pathway suited for them,” said Dr. Cotroneo, President of Mountwest. “We’re proud of our new facility and grateful for the opportunity to provide these students with a real college experience.”