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West Point schools, RCC embark on new career training partnership

West Point schools, RCC embark on new career training partnership

School officials from West Point Public Schools and Rappahannock Community College hope a newly minted partnership will open doors for students to careers that require expanded technical training.

This fall, two West Point students will begin a welding course through the partnership.

“We saw a need for more technical training for high school students,” said Jason Perry, vice president of workforce and community development at Rappahannock Community College.

Kevin Lemke, along with rising senior David Lewis, are the two West Point High School students enrolled in the course. They are joined by eight Mathews High School students, which is also a partner in the...

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