CHARLESTON, W.Va. — You may have noticed the change in recent months where the Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College and Bridgemont Community and Technical College have joined forces and are now Bridgevalley CTC. State CTC Chancellor Jim Skidmore updated state lawmakers Monday on the recent merger that operates the campuses in South Charleston and Montgomery under one umbrella.
“They now have education offerings, 65 certificates and associate degrees under one institution,” Skidmore said. “They cover health, engineering, technology, applied technology, business and so forth.”
Skidmore said the accrediting body, the Higher Learning Commission, has given its initial okay. He said the HLC will do an on-site visit in October. He said there’s also another significant step that will come soon.
“July 1 they are going to combine their finances and that’s the last thing that needs to be consolidated. Everything else is under one name now,” Skidmore said.
Skidmore said it looks like the merger will save at least $350,000 in its first year.