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BridgeValley CTC Receives $167,000 Congressionally Directed Spending Award for Stackable Credentials Program

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. - BridgeValley Community and Technical College is proud to announce that they have received a $167,000 Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) award to support the implementation of the Stackable Credentials Program. The Fiscal Year 2024 CDS request was submitted by Senator Shelley Moore Capito and Senator Joe Manchin, reflecting their dedication to enhancing educational opportunities and workforce development within our community.

The Stackable Credentials Program, funded by the Small Business Administration (SBA), aims to embed industry-aligned, stackable credentials into the Business curricula at BridgeValley. This initiative enables students to achieve labor market value at various exit points in their education or secure entry-level employment while continuing their education.

"We are deeply grateful to Senators Manchin and Capito for their unwavering advocacy and support in securing funding for the Stackable Credentials Program," said Dr. Casey Sacks, President of BridgeValley Community and Technical College. "Their commitment to advancing education and workforce development initiatives has made a significant impact on our ability to provide students with the skills and credentials needed to succeed in the modern workforce."

The Stackable Credentials Program aligns with BridgeValley's mission to provide accessible and relevant education that prepares students for success in their chosen careers. By embedding industry-aligned credentials into the Business curricula, BridgeValley is equipping students with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in today's competitive job market.

BridgeValley Community and Technical College looks forward to the positive outcomes that will result from the Stackable Credentials Program, thanks to the support of Senators Manchin and Capito. Their dedication to the betterment of West Virginia's educational and economic landscape is commendable, and their efforts will undoubtedly benefit students and communities across the state.