Retraining grants available to laid-off miners

LOGAN, W.Va. -- WorkForce West Virginia is encouraging coal miners who were laid off after March 1 to take advantage of new training opportunities.Miners who received a federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or WARN notice, may be eligible to benefit from a national emergency grant to the state.
Miners and family members can train for in-demand jobs outside the coal mining industry, and get help with the training costs.Eligible participants can get as much as $5,000 for classroom education.
Informational sessions are set for 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College in Logan, 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bridgemont Community and Technical College in Montgomery and 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday at New River Community and Technical College in Ghent.
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