Upper Kanawha Valley Today TV Show Features KVC-WV & BridgeValley Community and Technical College

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Upper Kanawha Valley Today is a new 30-minute monthly TV show featuring organizations, events, and ALL good things happening in and around the upper Kanawha Valley of West Virginia.
The show is a collaboration with Kanawha County Schools, Suddenlink Communications, Jim Strawn & Company, and Bridgevalley Community and Technical College.
The show airs daily at 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.
This month’s show will air April 2, 2018 – April 9, 2018 and features KVC of WV and BridgeValley Community & Technical College.
We interviewed Tommy Bailey, Executive VP of Strategic Initiatives with KVC-WV and John Berry, VP of Student Services at BridgeValley.
Tommy talked about the recent announcement of Riverbend: Center for Supporting Higher Education.

The planned center in Montgomery for children coming out of foster care now has a name — Riverbend Center Supporting Higher Education — and is aiming to open its doors at part of the former West Virginia University Institute of Technology campus in July.
Riverbend will be the first program of its kind; to target teens aging out of foster care.
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Riverbend is expected to create 210 jobs in its first 10 years and have an annual economic impact of $22 million once it has a full body of 200 students. The new program will provide a year-round environment for its students, along with life coaching services and wraparound support.
Eventually, the school should grow to have a full body of 200 students enrolled in Riverbend’s three-year program, Bailey said.
“We’re going to grow slowly over time, given the uniqueness of what we’re doing,” he said. “We want to make sure we get off on the right foot.”
John discussed the role of BridgeValley. They are an vital partner in Riverbend’s success as they provide the academic curriculum.
BridgeValley is excited to welcome foster youth to their community and their college
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BridgeValley meets the higher education, workforce development, and training needs for industries ranging from healthcare to manufacturing.
They promote student success, prepares a skilled workforce, and builds tomorrow’s leaders by providing access to quality education.
He talked about their 2 campuses. Not only do they operate in Montgomery, WV but also in South Charleston, WV. They serve approximately 2000 students.
For more information about BridgeValley contact them at 304-205-6600.
If you would like to learn more about the Upper Kanawha Valley Today TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-541-4756.
 
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