Sweet Briar College Engineering Programs Accredited

Reporter: Lauren Compton l Videographer: Todd Densmore

Amherst, VA- Sweet Briar College's engineering program was accredited for the first time this year.

The Margaret Wyllie Engineering Program started back in 2005. School officials had to show proof that students from the engineering program are meeting industry standards.

Officials say the accreditation will really benefit the local workforce and will help area businesses scout out new talent.

"Now that we are accredited, employees can look at our students and they know they have exceeded what's required in an engineering program," said Hank Yochum, director of the engineering program at Sweet Briar College.

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