GHENT, WV (WOAY)- Newly trained workers and potential employers will come together at New River Community and Technical College’s Advanced Technology Center, Ghent, on Thursday, May 3, 2018 during the college’s annual Tech Expo.
“The Tech Expo gives our students the opportunity to showcase their skills and connect to career opportunities,” explained New River CTC Dean for Technical and Workforce programs Jerry Wallace.
Students in the electric distribution engineering technology (line service), CDL, welding, automotive technology and information technology/computer science programs will provide demonstrations between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The event will include high voltage demonstrations by Pike Enterprises, and the International Lineman Museum and Hall of Fame mobile unit will be on site for tours.
The International Lineman Museum and Hall of Fame was established to pay tribute to the history of the industry and to workers who restore order during dangerous accidents and severe weather. Based in Shelby, N.C., the museum is a display of tools, insulators, and artifacts from all 50 states and 15 international countries. The museum has a mobile exhibit that regularly tours the country.