Rebecca W. Prokity

Interim Vice President, Workforce Development Division & Asst. Professor/Instructional Specialist

Rebecca is Program Director of Workforce Development and an Assistant Professor and Instructional Specialist at Bridgemont Community and Technical College. 

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She is working on her Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction and is a graduate of West Virginia University with an MBA in Management and Technology and a BBA in Marketing and Transportation.Rebecca also graduated from the Economic Development Institute through the University of Oklahoma and the American Economic Development Council.

Rebecca is a Certified Building Analyst and RESNET® HERS Certified Energy Auditor/Rater. She also has certifications as an OSHA Instructor for General Industry, an Achieve Global Facilitator and DACUM (Design a Curriculum) Facilitator. Rebecca is a Certified Master Trainer for NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research and has completed NCCER training as a Construction Site Safety Supervisor, Construction Site Safety Technician, and in Safety Technology and Field Safety.

Rebecca’s professional experience includes over fourteen years in non-profit management and eight in economic development. Much of her work has been with or within the construction industry. Rebecca currently provides training in business, leadership, customer service and training trainers. She also teaches weatherization and industrial safety at Bridgemont.

Rebecca has been actively involved in a number of community boards and associations including Christmas in April and the Capital Market and currently serves on the Bridgemont Sustainability Council. She is the mother of three and spends her spare time enjoying the out-of-doors kayaking, hiking and fly fishing.

 


 

 

Kimberly Knapp, M.S.

Program Director and Asst. Professor/Instructional Specialist

Kimberly Knapp is a Program Director and an Assistant Professor/Instructional Specialist at Bridgemont Community and Technical College.

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Kimberly graduated from West Virginia State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and from Marshall University with a Master of Science in Adult and Technical Education. She is also an authorized OSHA General Industry Instructor, a Microsoft Certified Trainer, a Microsoft Office Specialist, a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt candidate, and an Achieve Global Facilitator.

Kimberly provides oversight and instruction for a variety of industry programs ranging from health care, computer technology, job readiness, business skills, safety and manufacturing. She also provides industry consultation, training analysis and curriculum development for non-credit and for-credit programs.  

Prior to Joining the Workforce Development team in July, 2007 Kimberly was a business owner providing workforce training and consulting across the tri-state area.  She also has several years of experience working in the telecommunications industry.


Holly K. Clark

Assistant Professor/Instructional Specialist

Bridgemont CTC’s Workforce Development Division is pleased to announce the addition of Holly Clark to their team.  Holly joins as an assistant professor/instructional specialist with over 16 years of project experience working with the manufacturing, healthcare, service, government, nonprofit and higher education sectors.

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Holly earned bachelors and masters degrees in Industrial Management and Systems Engineering from West Virginia University and a Diploma of Digital Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

Holly has conducted business planning and feasibility studies to assess the viability of organizations, hosted training sessions, designed customer surveys, analyzed data, written summary reports and white papers, and managed a large-scale workforce needs assessment that identified existing and emerging training needs for the state of West Virginia.

In her most comprehensive project to date, Holly was, for eight years, the primary coordinator of 35 citizen-based community and economic development groups under West Virginia’s Vision Shared initiative. In that capacity, she acted as facilitator, manager, coordinator, and the project’s lead innovator. She successfully wrote numerous grants and secured private contributions netting over half a million dollars in operational revenue, and helped ensure creation of the state’s first angel investor network.

Holly also worked extensively with government as a key part of her efforts with Vision Shared. She managed the state legislature’s health care reform initiative, known as the Roadmap to Health Project, for which she received a State of West Virginia Legislative Citation in recognition of her hard work and dedication. She helped pass state policies designed to simplify the business permitting process, became an advocate for state and federal policy to improve the climate for entrepreneurship, and helped the West Virginia Development Office with design of the Certified Development Community program.

Holly’s professional interests include business market and feasibility research, team building, organizational learning, economic development, workforce development, as well as web and graphic design.

A native of Keyser, West Virginia, Holly now lives in Fayetteville where she founded the community development group, CREATE Fayetteville.  Her personal interests include rock climbing, sewing, reading, and traveling.  She also owns and operates three businesses: The Barn Loft (a bed and breakfast), Clark & Co, LLC (a consulting company) and Dot Designs (her freelance graphic design business).


 

Kelly Jo Drey

Director, Sustainability Institute at Bridgemont

Kelly Jo is the Director of the Sustainability Institute at Bridgemont Community and Technical College. She has a bachelor’s degree in Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in Appalachian Studies and Sustainable Development from Appalachian State University.

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 Kelly Jo is passionate about sustainability and the positive impacts it will have for West Virginia businesses, residents, and communities. She leads Sustainability Institute programs in the areas of economic development, academic enhancement, and community development.

Kelly Jo also coordinates Sustainability Awareness Training for the Office of Workforce Development.
Kelly Jo has over ten years professional experience and has been working on West Virginia and Central Appalachia development issues since 2004. Her areas of expertise include watershed restoration, community engagement, habitat management, renewable energy, local food systems, non-profit administration, and asset-based planning. In her spare time, Kelly Jo is an avid outdoorswoman and beekeeper.

 


Carol S. Coleman

DOH Certification Program Administrator & Administrative Assistant for Workforce Development

Carol is the DOH Certification Program Administrator and Administrative Assistant for Economic and Workforce Development.  She is a graduate of West Virginia Institute of Technology with an AS in Administrative Secretary.  She has 20 years of experience working for the State of West Virginia.

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She is the mother of three and spends her spare time enjoying being with her grandchildren and out-of-doors working in the garden and on the river bank with her husband.


Jamie Durant

Program Coordinator, West Virginia Sustainable Communities

Jamie Durant is a graduate of Francis Marion University in South Carolina and is working toward her Master of Library & Information Science degree from the University of South Carolina. She moved back home to West Virginia in 2011 and joined the Bridgemont Community & Technical College’s Workforce Development team in 2012.

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As a former environmental journalist and technical writer in the software development field, she brings a wealth of outreach and community connection skills to the team, in addition to HTML, CSS, Wiki-markup and Javscript. Jamie teaches community education courses such as Creative Writing, Sustainability 101, and Job Preparation Skills. She has a passion for service work and its effects on community development. She is always looking for new ways to bring separate community projects together to both pool resources and create new bonds within a community.

Jamie loves books and being outdoors. She’s combining the two with her current Read Outside the Book program, which encourages youth to get outside and learn the skills they read about in books. She is grateful to live in her hometown of Montgomery with her son and two Boston terriers.

 

Kasandra Parrish

Program Coordinator, Instructional Specialist

Graduated from Jefferson Technical College w/an Associates Degree in Dental Assisting. Earned an Expanded functions license in both Ohio and WV. Earned Orthodontic applications certification from Ohio State University.

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Worked in private practice for over 14 years and worked  with Kanawha Dental Health Council for 16 years. Holds substitute teachers license with Kanawha County Schools, and taught clinical studies to dental assisting students attending Carver Career College.

During the 22 years I have lived in the Charleston Area, I have held a position on the Board of Read Aloud WV and the Kanawha County Library (Sissonville Branch), was a Girl Scout Leader for 6 years, earned an Back-Pack instructors certificate from the Black Diamond Girl Scout Council, worked with the Boy Scouts for for 15 years and held a Unit Commissioner's position on the Mountain Rifle District Boy Scout Council, been a PTO president,and a Band booster president.

My husband I love to tour WV, trying to find 'the path less traveled'. I love to geocache, kayak, read, sew, and crochet.

I am also a big 'couponer', surfing the internet for coupons and freebies.