CAPITO, MANCHIN ANNOUNCE NIST FUNDING TO HELP BOOST MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
20 Jan 2023
Today U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced grants awarded to West Virginia University (WVU) through the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a public-private partnership under the U.S. Department of Commerce, to increase resources for students and businesses in West Virginia. This grant funds a team of top-tier manufacturing industry experts to educate future workers on best practices for efficiency, safety, and stability in order to boost the manufacturing industry in the Mountain State. As of last month, the program had over 200 workers in training while working on 50 active projects and 26 proposals pending approval.