Snowshoe Foundation donates to local center

The West Virginia Wood Technology Center got a boost of support for its computer-lab-upgrade project this year with a donation from the Snowshoe Foundation.

In January, the West Virginia Wood Technology Center was notified it had received a $2,500 grant from the foundation.

Robbi Morris, executive director of the West Virginia Wood Technology Center, said he was thrilled with the news.

“We are grateful to the Snowshoe Foundation for their generous donation,” Morris said.

Matt Wyatt, training coordinator for the West Virginia Wood Technology Center, said he is excited at the opportunities the new lab will provide.

“Our new computer lab will allow us to upgrade all of our software platforms, as well as expand the courses we offer,” Wyatt said.

The mission of the Snowshoe Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in local communities through assisting local organizations and/or individuals in areas of health, human services, education, recreation, the arts, culture and the environment, with an emphasis on children, youth and family programs. The Snowshoe Foundation has three major fundraisers each year. The two remaining events in 2013 are the Golf Tournament, set for June 14, and Treasure on the Mountain, planned for Aug. 3.

West Virginia Wood Technology Center is the workforce development branch of the Randolph County Development Authority and a program supported by the West Virginia Department of Education and RESA 7. The Wood Technology Center provides and coordinates work force training in a wide variety of industries, including the wood products industry, construction, oil and gas and many others.

West Virginia Wood Technology Center also has an extensive safety training program including a variety of OSHA Outreach training Courses.