Senior Vice President of Workforce Development & ATC Operations
BRIDGEVALLEY COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE
2001 Union Carbide Dr.
South Charleston, WV 25303
Jeff Wyco is the Senior Vice President of Workforce Development & Advanced Technology Center Operations at BridgeValley Community & Technical College in Charleston, WV. Jeff worked in industry as an electronic instrumentation technician and electronics engineer, before moving into a teaching position in the Electrical Engineering Technology program at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) in Charlotte, NC. At Central Piedmont Community College, he served as the Program Chair position over the Computer, Electrical & Electronics Engineering Technology programs, and later served as the Division Director over the Engineering & Engineering Technology programs in the CPCC Advanced Technology Center.
While at CPCC, Jeff taught academic and workforce courses that include Programmable Logic Controllers, LabVIEW and Programmable Systems. He was also part of the team that worked closely developing partnerships with industry to provide training; and help coordinate apprenticeship programs in Mechatronics Engineering Technology for eleven industry partners, including Blum and Siemens Energy. He completed the Level 1 and Level 2, Siemens Mechatronics Systems Certification Program, as well as many other vendor and industrial certifications; and strongly believes in the apprenticeship model of education.
Jeff began working in his current role at BridgeValley Community & Technical College during the Fall 2014 semester. Since this time he has been working to develop partnerships for training and apprenticeship for the new Advanced Technology Center (ATC) that he directs in South Charleston, WV. This 55,000 square foot facility is a Regional Workforce Training Center that serves the southern half of West Virginia. The ATC is also home to academic programs such as the Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Process Technology Operations, Networking and Security programs. BridgeValley currently has apprenticeship programs in Advanced Manufacturing Technology with partners like Toyota, Gestamp, NGK Sparkplugs, and Kureha. Additionally, a new apprenticeship program for Gestamp in Machine Tool Technology has been developed. BridgeValley also partners with companies in the Learn & Earn intern program to provide Chemical Operators to several companies, including Dupont and Dow.
His mission is to provide the best workforce training possible to serve the local and regional needs in the Manufacturing, Chemical Process, Energy and IT sectors. He is dedicated to building business and industry partnerships, and providing technical workforce and education programs to provide a pathway for people to improve their lives.
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