The WV Ready Graduate brings together businesses, educators, and community members to provide a “snapshot” of a WV Graduate who is ready to succeed in the real world.
The following links provide various career interest surveys to provide insight into job opportunities.
Which Careers match your skills? (Educationplanner.org)
O*net Interest Profiler (mynextmove.org)
Career One Stop Explore Careers Explore careers and job training. Over 500 career videos, something for everyone. Sponsored by the US Dept. of Labor.
WorkForce West Virginia is a one-stop center for work force resources, including job opportunities, unemployment compensation, training, tax incentives and labor market information. All of our services are available at 13 comprehensive career centers throughout the state. In addition, WorkForce West Virginia has the largest online database of job seekers and job openings in the state.
The West Virginia Community & Technical College System (CTCS) coordinates community and technical colleges statewide, partnering with businesses to meet workforce needs and ensuring a meaningful education for our students. Community and technical colleges are an opportunity for West Virginians to get a college education for a reasonable price with on-the-job training in a variety of fields.
Career Technical Education (CTE) programs are changing, evolving and innovating to better serve West Virginia’s needs by preparing students to help drive our success and vitality. CTE is transforming expectations and making a difference for students, for business and industry, for West Virginia and for the global economy.
The Advanced Career Education (ACE)program provides high school graduates with the opportunity to enter an advanced technical program of study for targeted industry sectors.
Robert C. Byrd Institute-Our program’s unique model provides standardized, industry-endorsed educational opportunities through on-the-job learning as well as related technical and practical instruction for companies with sites in multiple states. This approach ensures quality, affordable training regardless of location.
West Virginia Women Work a pre-apprenticeship program which supports and advocates for the education, employment and economic equity for all women. Programs in construction and Manufacturing.
West Virginia Apprenticeships links to traditional labor unions who have skilled trade apprenticeships.
WV Community and Technical CollegesThe Apprenticeship/Learn & Earn Program provides West Virginia businesses and industries the opportunity to use the resources of the WVCTC’s to enhance their workforce through a cooperative student experience. The program share wages (50-50) with participating companies who employ students and provide a real-world work experience in a high demand occupations.
Information and statistics about careers presented on these pages is taken from Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Additional West Virginia career information is provided by careeronestop|career profiles.