New River college offering two-day survival skills course

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Could you survive in West Virginia as settlers did? New River Community & Technical College hopes to ensure you would.

Enhance your survival skills and knowledge during a two-day course offered in May at New River Community and Technical College’s campus in Nicholas County at Summersville, West Virginia.

Students will receive instruction on how to survive in emergency situations and learn how settlers lived without modern conveniences and technology, according to Jenni R. Canterbury, the college’s director of communications.

The class is planned for May 22 and 23 from 9 a.m. to noon. Tuition for the class is $60, and preregistration is required by May 15, 2019.

The classes are administered through the college’s Workforce Education Division, which provides classes and employable educational opportunities through noncredit courses, workforce development programs, and customized training.

New River serves nine counties in southeastern West Virginia from campuses located in Mercer County at Princeton, Raleigh County at Beaver, Nicholas County at Summersville, and Greenbrier County at Lewisburg.

To register, visit or contact Gloria Kincaid (304-793-6101, gkincaid@newriver.edu) or Jeanne Stone (304-883-2469, vstone@newriver.edu).

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