Toyota, W.Va. College Partner On Training Program

Students enrolled in the education-to-work program will attend classes two days and work at Toyota's plant three days a week at $17.78 an hour.

GLADE SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — A new education-to-work program will give students hands-on experience in manufacturing while they earn a two-year degree.

The Toyota Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program is a partnership between Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia and Bridgemont Community and Technical College. Kureha PGA also is participating.

Bridgemont President Jon Harris says students will attend classes two days a week and work at Toyota's plant in Buffalo, W.Va. three days a week. They will receive a starting salary of $17.78 an hour.

The first class will have 20 students.

Officials announced the program Tuesday during the West Virginia Manufacturers Association's annual meeting in Glade Springs.

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