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Mountwest hosts high school seniors from Wayne and Cabell counties

Feb. 16, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- High school seniors from Wayne and Cabell County received firsthand experience as part of the Advantage Valley Consortium College Day, which was Tuesday and Wednesday at Mountwest Community and Technical College.

Students attended sessions in areas of interest to give them a better idea of what to expect in that college major and career field.

Zack Cummings, a senior at Cabell Midland High School, has completed the accounting and business program at Cabell Midland and plans to obtain a degree in that field as well.

"I really like the one-on-one instruction you receive here and the extra help in the classroom," Cummings said in a release.

Mountwest President Keith Cotroneo spoke to the students about the importance of time management in college and staying committed in the classroom.

"It was nice to welcome area seniors up to our new campus and give them a glimpse of what to expect in college," Cotroneo said in a release.

"We hope they enjoyed their experience at Mountwest and walk away with a better idea of what educational pathway they want to take."

Some students took part in Mountwest classes and demonstrations, while others went to local businesses.

Those interested in the Machinist program spent the day at the Robert C. Byrd Institute, and those interested in the Aviation program traveled to the Huntington Tri-State Airport. Students interested in Culinary Arts experienced a day at Mountwest's award-winning program in the Center for Culinary Arts.

Mountwest Community and Technical College is located atop 5th Street hill in Huntington.

For more information about Mountwest, go to www.mctc.edu.