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.
Future of Nursing WV – The work of this organization is accomplished by its volunteer leaders who are dedicated nurses and non-nurses representing healthcare institutions, non-profit associations, foundations, education and faith communities. Their charge is to transform healthcare through nursing by implementing infrastructure recommendations.
EdD Programs – If you are considering an advanced degree in education, you may want to check out this website for degree programs and doctoral funding opportunities.
College Scholarships, West Virginia – The ‘Quick Navigation’ feature on this website will help you find financial aid and scholarship information.
West Virginia College Grants Database – If you are a returning to college student, many options available for funding your higher education are provided on this website. Many grants and scholarships are listed for you to research and consider.
West Virginia Dept. of Arts, Culture and History – This website has a great supply of quality educational resources for the teacher responsible for delivering content on West Virginia’s history.
Most Affordable Colleges in West Virginia – If you are concerned about transfer credit to a West Virginia institute of higher learning, or if you need guidance on locating a college that is affordable to you, or maybe you are just perusing the grant and scholarship options for the state…..this site is a great resource.
Pathways to the Future – This website is a collection of resources and tools for the purpose of helping students with disabilities in the journey from youth to adulthood. Help in the way of planning for the future and exploring pre-employment transition services are the focus.
West Virginia Life Skills Education – The curriculum offered, called Love Notes, is geared towards older teens and young adults who are considered ‘at risk’. The aim is to help young people make wise decisions when it comes to relationships and choices that will help them in achieving success in their education, employment and goals.
Teacher Certification Degrees, West Virginia – If it’s your desire to become a teacher in the state of West Virginia, there are many paths to certification. The various certification processes are outlined for you on this website.
Healthcare Pathways, West Virginia – WOW! This is a wonderful website for information on the healthcare industry in West Virginia relative to schools (long list here with offerings at each), education requirements for specific healthcare jobs, career and employer information. Definitely worth a look if you want to work in the healthcare industry or if you are currently in a career but want to maximize your potential or expand your expertise and skillset.
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 Government Jobs – Here’s a handy listing of government job openings by county, city, public utilities and other categories.
iHireConstruction, West Virginia – Very simply, you want a job in construction in the state of West Virginia? Look no further than this search tool.
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 Estimates (State Occupational Employment and Wage Information) – Estimates on employment and wages for the state of West Virginia by job category are available on this webpage of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics site. A great resource to review, perhaps, before you make that commitment to embarking on your career or even before a career educational program is undertaken.
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.
West Virginia Division of Personnel, Job Openings – A super list of government job openings across many career sectors and various locations in West Virginia.
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
Tech Connect WV – This non-profit coalition is committed to the advancement of an innovative economy across the state with a focus on four technology job sectors – advanced energy, chemicals and advanced materials, biosciences, and biometrics. There is broad representation from private industry, public sector and higher education making for a powerful alliance to create high-paying jobs.
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.
Create West Virginia – Are you looking for a grassroots organization with more hands-on support in working with communities that is eager to tap into innovation and creative community building? Well, that is this organization’s strategy for growth and improved quality of life. Create WV prides itself on its crusade to focus on improving awareness, understanding and adoption of best practices in technology, entrepreneurship, education, diversity and place making.
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.
West Virginia Rural Health Information Hub – If you want the latest information on current healthcare situations or perhaps, just update yourself on trends and articles of the profession, this webpage on the RHI Hub is a super resource.
Bioscience Association of WV – The purpose of this organization is to promote the bioscience industry in West Virginia and expand the knowledge and expertise of the state’s businesses concerning life sciences. Members share best practices and gain a stronger voice for influencing legislative landscapes for future growth.
West Virginia Health Organizations – If it’s a convenient, long list of organizations and affiliations in the healthcare industry across West Virginia is what you need, look here!
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.
How to Start a Business in West Virginia – WOW! This site is a super resource for instructions and guidance on your business venture startup.
Starting Your Business in West Virginia – If you are a ‘step-by-step’ person, then this website on how to start your West Virginia business in 7 steps will be a great resource for you. Behind each step is further information and guidance that is clear and concise without being overwhelming.
BusinessNameUSA – When this site says ‘One Stop Business Registration’ they mean it!! No matter what state, what type of business you are starting up or adding on to, licenses, permits, tax ID’s needed, you will be walked step-by-step through the process AND get a fee schedule so you know your due diligence start-up costs – at least from an administrative standpoint.
West Virginia Small Business Grants – State funding agencies, categories and the application itself can be found here.
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.
Workforce West Virginia – For many of our nation’s heroes, returning to civilian life can be challenging and bring about a number of life-changing decisions. Upon returning home, you may decide to continue your education or find a new career path. Whatever your journey’s direction, this organization is here to help you.
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.