W.Va. college to train mine managers from China

CHARLESTON (AP) — Mining managers from China’s top coal-producing province will undergo safety training in southern West Virginia.

The group will be trained at the Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.

The managers from Shanxi Province are touring the college’s facilities Thursday and plan to sign an agreement to promote collaboration in safe mining and mine rescue practices.

A signing ceremony is set for Thursday afternoon at the Governor’s Mansion. First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin is the technical college’s president. Others expected to attend include West Virginia University President James Clements.

The technical college is in the application process to accept international students, so the group of managers will enroll through WVU, which will contract with the technical college to provide the training.

The managers plan to return for training next month.

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