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While the process may be unusual for employers at first, their relationship with the institution becomes invaluable. “The staff at BridgeValley Community and Technical College was attentive and guided our company throughout the Learn and Earn process,” says Eric Miller at AC&S Incorporated. “Now, as our business grows, AC&S looks forward to filling additional chemical operator openings by utilizing the highlybeneficial Learn and Earn program.” The relationships being built between community colleges and industry through this program, as well as others, help ensure students are ready to enter the work force upon graduation. Many of the Learn and Earn interns are ultimately hired by the company where they completed their cooperative learning experience. Providing West Virginia with the skilled work force it needs can only be accomplished through collaboration between industry and higher education. By providing high-quality, hands-on educational opportunities for students, CTCSWV is helping produce talented workers who will support the current and future economic needs of the state. The Learn and Earn program provides a powerful opportunity for public-private partnerships that benefit both the citizens of West Virginia and business and industry.  8’ Ornamen Entrance Sig Jane Lew Elementary Addition Lewis County Schools Main Entrance Gravel Vehicular Access Road Home Bleachers and Press Box 8’ Fence Around Athletic Facility Concession Stand/ Rest Rooms ENT 4’ Fence Around Track and Field Lamp Post 4’ Fence Around Track and Field Visitor Locker Room/ Rest Rooms Visitor Bleachers Emergency Vehicle Entrance Panther Plaza WA LCH SA thle tic -H Lincoln County High School Football Complex Smithville Elementary Addition Ritchie County Schools 8 Lane Track Artificial Turf Athletic Surface F o -W me Lo aciliti e -Co ight R cker R es Bu -Ind aches oom oom ilding oor Offi Pra ce ctice Fie ld Walking Path LINCOLN CO ATHLETIC FA Scoreboard Hamlin, West Education by design. Architecture Interior Design Landscape Architecture Civil Engineering St. Albans / Buckhannon / Martinsburg, WV (866) 727-5501 www.chaptech.com www.wvexecutive.com summer 2014 51