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BridgeValley CTC Receives $212,000 Congressionally Directed Spending Award to Expand Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Program

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. - BridgeValley Community and Technical College extends its sincere appreciation to Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito for their indispensable role in securing funding for the expansion of BridgeValley’s Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Program. The $212,000 allocation, included in the FY24 Appropriation Bill as a Congressionally Directed Spending request, marks a significant milestone in enhancing access to vital healthcare education and training in West Virginia.

The project aims to expand access to and the capacity of the MLT Program by retrofitting a classroom with all necessities required for a fundamentals of microbiology instructional space, along with necessary equipment and supplies. This investment will not only enrich the learning environment for students but also strengthen the college's ability to provide essential healthcare professionals to meet the growing demands of the industry.

"We are deeply grateful to Senators Manchin and Capito for their unwavering support in securing funding for the expansion of our Medical Laboratory Technology Program," said Dr. Casey Sacks, President of BridgeValley Community and Technical College. "Their dedication to advancing education and healthcare in West Virginia has made this project possible, and we are confident that it will have a profound impact on our students and the communities they serve."

The expansion of the MLT Program underscores BridgeValley's commitment to meeting the evolving needs of the healthcare sector and preparing skilled professionals to address healthcare challenges in the state and beyond. The retrofitting of the classroom with state-of-the-art equipment and supplies will provide students with hands-on training and experience, ensuring they are well-equipped for success in their careers.

BridgeValley Community and Technical College looks forward to the positive outcomes that will result from the expansion of the MLT Program, thanks to the support of Senators Manchin and Capito. Their advocacy and leadership have been instrumental in advancing education and workforce development initiatives that benefit the people of West Virginia.