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Introducing the Workforce INitiative for nurses and Advanced Manufacturing – the WIN Academy – at BridgeValley Community and Technical College (BVCTC)!
The Kanawha Valley’s newest charter school that provides an accelerated, dynamic degree program for up to 120 high school juniors and seniors who are passionate and focused on starting a career.
BVCTC will accept 60 juniors and 60 seniors into this dynamic, accelerated degree program. It’s designed to empower the 12th graders to complete their senior year of high school and their first year of a nursing or advanced manufacturing technology program simultaneously. After high school graduation, these students need just one more year to complete their associate degree and students are automatically enrolled in BVCTC’s nursing or advanced manufacturing technology program after high school to complete their degree. Nursing graduates are then eligible to take the NCLEX-RN to become a practicing nurse.
WIN Academy juniors will take college courses that prepare them to enter their program of study as high school seniors.
Students accelerate their career and enter an in-demand field with a high-paying job just one year after high school graduation – or transfer to a four-year program for additional education.
Parents gain peace of mind that their child will be prepared to join the workforce early an in-demand job – and save one full year of college costs!
West Virginia will see an influx of young highly skilled employees, which will help address workforce shortages statewide.
High school juniors will take college courses that will prepare them to enter the nursing or advanced manufacturing programs (AMT) as high school seniors.
During their senior year in high school, WIN Academy students will earn high school credits and community college credits while taking the first year of the RN or AMT program curriculum for BVCTC. The WIN Academy will offer accommodations and appropriate services to all types of learners.
Students will complete assessments for each class they take throughout their two or three years, using evaluation methods such as essays, tests, lab reports, clinical assessments, presentations, etc.
Become an RN faster at the WIN Academy – jump start your nursing career and join the workforce in an in-demand, high-paying job just one year after high school graduation!
Key Dates – WIN Academy Application & Enrollment Timeline
- Application process begins in December 2023
- Open house will be held November 29, January 10, and January 25
- Students selected by March 4, 2024 (prior to the academic year)
- Student orientation and placement testing in March 2024
- Students must commit to the program by April 15, 2024
- Optional summer WIN Academy classes will start in May 2024
- Regular WIN Academy classes start August 21, 2024