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Workforce Solutions for Employers: Partnering for Progress

At West Virginia’s Community and Technical Colleges, we’re not just educators; we’re your partners in workforce development. Our colleges collaborate closely with businesses to pinpoint specific needs, ensuring we cultivate the skills crucial for today’s dynamic market. By joining forces with us, you gain access to a wealth of benefits tailored to nurture both current and next-generation leaders and workers.

Why Partner with Our Colleges?

  • Open a Pipeline of Skilled Employees: Tap into a reservoir of talent, ready to bring fresh ideas and the latest skills to your team.
  • Affordable Training, Tailored to Your Needs: Our cost-effective training solutions are designed to align with your specific job development requirements, ensuring a high return on investment.
  • 50/50 Wage Match for Paid Internships: A financial boost for your training initiatives, through our Learn & Earn program, we share the cost of intern wages, making it more feasible for you to train and retain top talent.
  • Short-Term Skills Training and Skills Enhancement: Rapidly upskill your workforce to meet immediate and future demands with our focused, high-impact training programs.
  • Co-Op Experiences: Benefit from cooperative education models that blend academic learning with practical work experience, creating a more rounded, job-ready employee.
  • Certificate or Degree Programs: Invest in your employees’ growth with our comprehensive educational programs, leading to certificates or degrees.
  • Professional Continuing Education Courses: Keep your workforce ahead of the curve with our ongoing professional development courses, ensuring continuous growth and adaptation.
  • On-the-Job Experiences: Our hands-on training ensures that employees don’t just learn in theory but excel in practice, directly within your work environment.
  • Customized Training & Continuing Education Programs: Tailor-made training solutions designed to meet your unique industry needs, reinforcing your company’s strengths and addressing any gaps.

By partnering with the West Virginia Community and Technical College System, you’re not just investing in employee training; you’re cultivating a future-proof, resilient, and skilled workforce. Empower your business with the resources and support of our expert-led programs. Together, we can drive your business forward and contribute to the thriving economic landscape of West Virginia.

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Employer Grant Programs

The West Virginia Community and Technical College System manages a variety of federally- and state-funded grant programs designed to support partnerships between businesses and local community and technical colleges.

Learn & Earn

Learn & Earn is a state-funded grant program designed to support paid internship opportunities for students attending a West Virginia Community and Technical College.

Apprenticeships in Motion

AIM allows WV CTCs to partner with local businesses to provide a “learn as you earn” experience for students and current employees.

Rapid Response Advance Grant

This grant allows businesses to partner with their local CTC on projects to address the state’s workforce needs.

Empowering West Virginia’s Workforce: Local Learning, Global Opportunities

West Virginia’s Community and Technical Colleges understand the importance of local access to global opportunities. Spanning across nine colleges and 20 campus locations, we offer a diverse array of training and educational programs designed to meet the evolving needs of today’s workforce.  Our commitment is to ensure that both current and prospective employees have the opportunity to train and work close to home, benefiting from the convenience and accessibility of our widespread resources.

Flexible Learning Modes for Every Need

To ensure maximum flexibility and convenience, our programs are offered through various modes:

  • On-Site Training: Benefit from hands-on learning experiences directly at our campuses, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Online Programs: Embrace the flexibility of online learning, ideal for balancing work, study, and personal commitments.
  • On-the-Job Training: Experience practical, real-world learning with on-the-job training programs, providing immediate value to both employees and employers.

By partnering with a West Virginia Community and Technical College, businesses gain access to a pool of skilled, locally-trained professionals ready to contribute to and grow with your organization. Empower your workforce with the right skills and knowledge, right where they are – in West Virginia.

Wide-Ranging Fields for Diverse Career Paths

Our programs encompass a variety of fields, each tailored to meet the specific demands of the job market:

  • Business:  Access a talent pool skilled in management, finance, and entrepreneurship, ready to drive success in the dynamic world of business.
  • Energy:  Partner with professionals trained in both sustainable and traditional energy sources, crucial for the evolving energy sector.
  • Healthcare:  Employ compassionate and highly-trained individuals from nursing to medical technology, vital for the demanding healthcare industry.
  • Hospitality & Tourism:  Discover employees proficient in customer service, event planning, and tourism management, essential for the thriving hospitality sector.
  • Information Technology (IT):  Stay competitive with experts in cybersecurity, network management, and software development from our IT programs.
  • Legal:  Benefit from personnel with a solid understanding of the legal system, including paralegal studies and legal assistance.
  • Manufacturing:  Enhance your manufacturing processes with employees knowledgeable in advanced manufacturing techniques, quality control, and safety.
  • Technology:  Integrate cutting-edge technology solutions with specialists trained in automation, robotics, and other high-tech fields.
  • Custom-Training Options & Many More!:  Tailor your workforce training with our custom options to meet your business’s unique needs and requirements.

Interested in how your business can partner with a WV CTC?

Contact Tiffany Ellis-Williams, Director of Workforce & Economic Development, at williams@wvctcs.edu or (681) 313-2265.