A trained workforce can help your company maintain its competitive edge and increase profitability. But first, you need a great training partner. The State’s 10 community and technical colleges offer regional training solutions to help you meet your company’s training goals.
Employer Partnership Programs
The Community and Technical College System provides several funding and partnership programs geared toward helping students and industry meet the State’s workforce demands.
- Learn and Earn. A program that provides students in applied technology programs with paid cooperative (co-op) educational experiences. Funding for the paid co-op experience is accomplished through a 50/50 cash matching contribution by the employer and the West Virginia Community and Technical College System.
- Tech Scholars. A program that provides scholarships to students enrolled in applied technology programs. Funding for the scholarship is accomplished through a 50/50 cash matching contribution by the employer and the West Virginia Community and Technical College System.
- Higher Education Adult Part-Time Student (HEAPS-Workforce) A program that offers grants to students in training programs leading to high-demand occupations.
- Technical Program Development (TPD) A program that assists community colleges in developing new technical programs in high-wage, high-demand fields.
- West Virginia Advance Grant. A rapid-response grant program that assists community colleges in meeting an immediate workforce need in the State. Types of training typically include skills upgrades, customized training, and pre-employment training.
- Workforce Development Initiative Grant Program (HB 3009). A grant program requiring business collaboration and employer cash-match to meet a specific training need.
Business and industry representatives are encouraged to contact their regional community and technical college workforce office to discuss their training needs.
You may also contact Greg Morris in the system office at 304-558-2411 or by email at