New River CTC to provide workforce training for Frontier Communications

New River Community and Technical College and Frontier Communications of West Virginia have partnered to provide workforce education and training for Frontier’s employees.

Through a Memorandum of Understanding, New River CTC delivers a 160-hour Line Service Mechanic course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday at the College’s Advanced Technology Center in Ghent.

In addition, employees may take a 15-hour Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) course, if they have a CDL learner’s permit prior to the start of the training.

Employees who complete these courses will receive industry certifications, helping them to advance their career and improve their performance at the company. Courses are developed according to Frontier Communication’s timelines and requirements.

“At Frontier, we are committed to working safely and efficiently. Having access to training through New River Community and Technical College is a great asset for our employees and company, and we look forward to building on our relationship,” said Kevin Wallick, Frontier senior vice president and general manager for West Virginia.

The College provides equipment and facilities, and Frontier Communications supplements with industry-specific tools and equipment for the courses, as needed.

“By providing customized education and training programs, New River CTC is able to help improve the region’s economy,” said Dr. L. Marshall Washington, president of New River CTC. “We welcome this partnership with Frontier Communications and any other company looking for workforce development.”

New River Community and Technical College serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from the Greenbrier Valley Campus (Lewisburg), Mercer County Campus (Princeton), Nicholas County Campus (Summersville), and Raleigh County Campus (Beaver/Beckley).


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