Apprenticeships in Motion

Get the Workforce You Need to GROW Your Business.

What is AIM?

The West Virginia Community and Technical College System’s Apprenticeships in Motion (AIM) program, made possible by a nearly $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, prepares students and incumbent workers for middle- to high-skilled information technology (IT) occupations that are in increasingly high demand across the Mountain State.

AIM partners with businesses and colleges to provide an “earn as you learn” experience for students and current employees. Through these connections, companies tap into a trusted talent pool, reduce the cost of on-boarding, cultivate dedicated employees, and address their present skills gap.

Employers may be eligible for up to a 50% wage reimbursement for each degree-seeking apprentice hired.

How does AIM Benefit Businesses?
Apprenticeships are a proven solution for attracting and retaining a skilled workforce. It gives businesses a competitive advantage because it’s a smart long-term strategy to invest in a skilled workforce. AIM’s customized training and education create the right-skilled workers – which means cost savings in employee recruitment, training and retention.

  • Tap into a Trusted Local Talent Pool
  • Reduce the Cost of Onboarding
  • Cultivate Dedicated Employees
  • Address Current & Projected Skills Gaps

AIM creates a talent pipeline to middle- and high-skilled positions within a company, allowing workers advance and improve.

Hiring IT professionals with cybersecurity skills is very difficult, especially in West Virginia. AIM allowed us to grow our own.”

Norman Gundersen, Vice President / WV Division General Manager,
Global Science & Technology, Inc.

AIM encouraged my current company to take a chance on a much older and less experienced candidate. As a result, I gained the opportunity to prove myself and test my skills in a real work environment, which led to a promotion within six months.

Lindsey Clagg, Software Engineer

How does AIM Benefit Students?

Apprentices succeed and grow through real-world on-the-job training and related technical instruction through paid cooperative experiences – ultimately earning national industry-recognized credentials in fast-growing IT fields.

94% of companies that hire apprentices keep them on as employees.”

U.S. Department of Labor

Want to Learn More about AIM?

Contact Dr. Travis Miller, AIM Project Director, at

You can also contact your nearest CTC directly (see list).