High School Students Get Hands-On College Experience

By: Josh McComas Email
By: Josh McComas Email

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- It's a hands on college experience for high school students from Wayne and Cabell counties.

Nearly 200 students toured Mountwest Community and Technical College to get a grasp on what higher education can offer them.

Students are exploring forensic science by reconstructing a crime scene, building computers and even flying in an airplane for those interested on aviation, according to Bob McClain with Advantage Valley.

McClain says the goal of this is to improve the college attendance rate in West Virginia by introducing students to options.

Elizabeth Cassidy is a senior and says this tour opened her eyes to her future.

"There's a lot that I didn't know about the program and if I didn't really want to do that I rather know now than getting in the program and not wanting to do it," Cassidy said.

Tuesday's tour consisted of Wayne County students. Wednesday students from Cabell County will visit Mountwest.


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