“I'm excited that we are here today because this is a huge day for North Central West Virginia and the industry,” West Virginia Senate President Craig Blair said. “This has taken too long, but I'm incredibly excited for the students. This school provides learning and job opportunities for people who were told they might not amount to anything if they didn't go to a traditional university. That is, without a doubt, not the case. North Central West Virginia is on fire right now, and this is just another example.”
"This is a wonderful day to recognize this school's impact on North Central West Virginia and West Virginia at large because this is a big deal," Dr. Milan Hayward, president of Pierpont Community & Technical College, said. "It's my privilege to give credit to those who have worked so hard to bring this to fruition. I thank Gov. Justice for seeing our value and approving the funds for this important project."
"Our school is at capacity, so getting this project started as fast as possible is very important,” David Hinkle, chair of Pierpont’s board of governors, said. “This is going to be a real game changer for us and the airport. I want to thank Gov. Justice for everything he has done to help get us to this point."
For more information on Pierpont Community & Technical College and its Aviation Maintenance Technology program, visit pierpont.edu.