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American Graduate – Building West Virginia’s Workforce

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“The American Graduate Project looks at CTE programs and the job market for technical skills in the Mountain State and across the United States. In some situations, these programs may be available to students while they are still in high school! It’s certainly something recent graduates and adult learners of all ages can explore.”

“As the Mountain State’s skilled workforce ages and manufacturing evolves to use technology, there are job opportunities in West Virginia that require some training or certification, but not a 4-year degree.  West Virginia Public Broadcasting takes a look at the career pathways that are available in West Virginia.”

A growing number of videos.  Topics thus far include:

  • Training and Apprenticeships – takes a look at training and apprenticeships as a pathways to employment.
  • The West Virginia Laborers’ Training Center – has apprenticeship programs for students from all over West Virginia.
  • Businesses Need Workers Now – Listen to a business leader talk about the importance of fostering skilled workers.
  • Workforce West Virginia – a clearing house for all things employment and training related.
  • Painters Training – earn a wage while training to be a painter.
  • Iron Workers Training – see what Iron Workers do and what kind of training is available.
  • Carpenters Training – hear what it is like to participate in the Carpenters’ Apprenticeship program.
  • Lineman Training – Learn and Earn – Begin earning a wage while you are still learning a job.

Explore WV Public Broadcasting’s “American Graduate – Building West Virginia’s Workforce” Website

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