(01/06/2011)
A new $303,000 computer lab is coming to the Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center, with a grant from the WV School Building Authority.

The computer lab will enhance the school's curriculum by providing all students at C-GCC the opportunity to do research, study and explore careers using technology, according to a press release.

The grant is for the conversion of an under-utilized industrial sewing lab into a student computer lab.

Carl Collins and Paul Parsons, the welding and building construction instructors, are currently utilizing Tooling U, a web-based program for academic enhancement for skill related fields.

Today's Class is another web-based program used by automotive instructor Craig Booher.

C-GCC Director Bryan P. Sterns say he would like to thank the SBA for their support.

C-GCC serves high school students from both Calhoun Middle-High School and Gilmer County High School along with adults from the area continuing their education.

Nine programs of study (Automotive Technology, Building Construction, Business Education, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Environmental Technology, Health Occupations, Networking Technologies and Welding) are available to high school and post graduate students.

Additionally, two Alternative Learning Centers and an Option Pathway program serve high school students, and Adult Basic Education is provided which includes GED classes and testing.


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