New River Community and Technical College and the state Board of Education are partnering to offer students a pathway to careers in automotive technology.
A deal allows automotive technology students to earn college credits and certifications in high school. The program will offer certifications in maintenance and light repair, and automotive service. A master automotive technician designation can be earned at the postsecondary level.
New River president L. Marshall Washington and state associate schools superintendent Kathy J. D'Antonio signed the agreement this week at the college's Advanced Technology Center in Raleigh County.
Washington says in a news release that automotive technology students previously had to travel out of state to receive advanced training.