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Logan, WV—WorkForce West Virginia encourages dislocated miners and displaced homemakers impacted  by a coal mining lay off after March 1, 2012 , and covered under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act to attend upcoming informational sessions about a training grant for which they may be eligible.

Under a National Emergency Grant awarded to WorkForce West Virginia, dislocated miners and family members may be eligible for training focusing on in-demand jobs outside the coal mining industry including assistance with training costs. Eligible participants can receive up to $5,000 for classroom training in a high-demand occupation. Find out more at these three informational sessions:

  • Tuesday, October 16 from 2-7 p.m. at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College in Logan;
  • Wednesday, October 17 from  2-7 p.m. at Bridgemont Community and Technical College in Montgomery; and
  • Thursday, October 18, from 2-7 p.m. at New River Community and Technical College in Ghent

WorkForce West Virginia will be at the sessions to provide information on services and training available to all dislocated workers. More information is available online at www.workforcewv.org.

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