Colleges and Programs
West Virginia Community and Technical College System – This system is a coordinated effort between community and technical colleges statewide as well as partnering with businesses to meet workforce needs. Degree and certificate programs are offered and, combined with on-the-job training in support of students having an affordable way to work toward their degree and then head right into a good-paying job.
Job Seekers and Career
WorkForce West Virginia – This agency has a network of workforce development services designed to provide the state’s citizens and employers with the opportunity to stay competitive in the job market. Job opportunities, training, tax incentives and labor market information are some of the incentives for building the skilled labor base needed currently by business across the state.
West Virginia Department of Education, Jobs – Here is a convenient K-12 education job bank searchable by job title, county or grade level.
West Virginia State Bar, Jobs – A convenient list of jobs from organizations that are currently hiring. *Not positions within the State Bar* Select the open position that is in the list to view specifics of the opportunity.
Workforce WV, Apprenticeship Sponsors – Here is a very long list of registered apprenticeship sponsors throughout the state of West Virginia. Names, contact information, e-mail addresses, etc. are all made available in this .pdf document. The only drawback is the specifics of the apprenticeship experience has to be explored as it is not front-and-center. The program sponsor organization is listed so you may be able to glean a notion of what job sector area the experience would be in.
Leadership and Development
West Virginia Professional Educators – Membership in this organization is open to teachers, administrators and other friends of education. The student is forefront in the many goals of this group. As well, members are not required to join, rather have the choice.
West Virginia Nursery and Landscaping Association – To promote fellowship amongst members and the community, this group conducts meetings, tours and volunteer projects. As well, state college students studying horticulture and landscape architecture are welcome to apply for this organization’s scholarship opportunities.
West Virginia Society of Professional Surveyors – Licensing, education, jobs and more are available on this organizations website. Through membership it is the aim to become a strong voice in the development of this job profession now and for the future.
Entrepreneurs and Start-ups
West Virginia Office of SBA – This website has an abundance of good and necessary information for the small business owner. Additional helpful information on topics such as licensing, trade name registration, permits and zoning ordinances.
Start a West Virginia Business – Short-n-sweet…this webpage of the West Virginia Secretary of State website will help you get your new business up and running as quickly as possible.
West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance – Many of the services needed by our country’s well-deserved veterans can be found here. Compensation claims, counsel on employment, educational programs, medical care entitlement, nursing home assistance, and other related activities and resources for veterans are available.
West Virginia Department of Veterans Affairs – On this site, veterans will find an abundance of information on centers, facilities, programs, benefits, and much much more. A super resource for our nation’s heroes.
The American Legion – West Virginia – Here is a comprehensive resource directory to assist veterans, service members, and their dependents with questions about healthcare, financial assistant, and more.