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Business and industry leaders serving southeastern West Virginia are in need of a highly skilled workforce.  A job-specific career and technical education program can greatly improve your chance of getting a great job right away.  New River Community and Technical College is committed to bridging the gap between the needs of business and industry and the citizens of our nine-county service area. 

There are several advantages of choosing a career and technical program:

  • Courses are highly focused in your field of study
  • Programs are offered at an accelerated pace to help you gain technical skills quickly
  • Industry experts are actively engaged in program development, which means you are better trained for your job
  • You are well-prepared to enter the job market bcause you gain hands-on experience

New River has offered 40 Hour and 80 Hour Mining classes, Casino Table Games classes and Commercial Driver's License training programs.  We work closely with the local Workforce Investment Boards to ensure our program offerings meet the needs of our service area.

Click here to register online today!!!

Course Offerings

Class Location Tuition  Details Date

Pintle Hook Class A CDL
(for Utility Industry) 

CDL Learners Permit Required

Ghent $1,200* 15 Contact Hours Continuous (Call to schedule)

CDL Passenger

CDL Learners Permit Required

Ghent $450* 15 Contact Hours Continuous (Call to schedule)

Class A CDL

CDL Learners Permit Required

Ghent $4,500*

180 Contact Hours (industry standard required is 150 contact hours)

Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm

6 Weeks


August 29 FULL
October 17
December 12

 

CDL Learners Permit Prep Class for Class A and Lineman program Ghent $75.00

Monday and Wednesday

2 Weeks

4:00pm-6:00pm

August 1, 2016
Welding Prep & Test (State WV Certification) Ghent & Lewisburg $150   Continuous 2 day class and exam (Call to schedule)
Welding Prep & Test (AWS Certification) Ghent & Lewisburg $375   Continuous 2 day class and exam (Call to schedule)
Intro to Heavy Equipment Ghent $450   Various start dates (Call to schedule)
 

Accelerated Pipe Welding

Ghent & Lewisburg   $1,525.00 per course. Three courses available. 24 lab hours per week. Each course is 10 weeks.   Open start dates
Accelerated General Welding

Ghent & Lewisburg

$3,200.00 24 lab hours per week for 21 weeks. Open start dates
Introduction to Fabrication and Repair Welding Ghent & Lewisburg $640.00 9 lab hours per week for 12 weeks. Open start dates
 Certified Nursing Assistant Class (CNA)  Summersville  $1,800.00  120 contact hours

Next class dates coming soon!

For questions and to register please contact:

Rita Robinson at                304-883-2456 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*additional fees may apply

       

Let us help you secure your future by enrolling in one of our career and technical training programs!  For more information on Workforce Education course offerings, call 304.929.5009 or email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Customized Training Programs for Business and Industry

The Center for Workforce Education recognizes the key to success in today's world hinges upon the ability to be flexible and to adapt to change.  Individual employers and industry groups look to New River to help improve and maintain their competitive edge by identifying opportunities for bringing new technologies and skills into the workplace and by delivering customized training programs in response to their specific needs and challenges.

You will think of New River's Center for Workforce Education like a branch of your own training department because working with New River means having:

  • Instructional specialists with many years of real-world experience who are ready to share valuable knowledge, which strengthens your organization's effectiveness
  • Program content aligned with your organization's strategic goals
  • Training when and where you want it - at your facility or on one of our campuses
  • Custom-designed training programs that fulfill your needs

Some examples of training options include:

  • Manufacturing
  • Electronics
  • Machining
  • Welding
  • Management and Leadership Skills
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Customer Service
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Various levels of Computer Skills Training
  • OSHA Training-Choose from over 50 topics/skill sets
  • Truck Driver Training (CDL)
    • Class A
    • Passenger
    • Pintle Hook
  • Heavy Equipment

New River has provided customized training for numerous companies and agencies throughout southeastern West Virginia.  Some of our clients include:

  • UTC Aerospace Systems
  • Snowshoe Mountain Resort
  • Alpha Natural Resources
  • The Greenbrier
  • American Electric Power
  • Pike Electric

Enhancing employee capabilities is a retention strategy that yields more stability and higher performance, improved reputation and a skilled workforce - all which favorably impact our sustainability.  New River takes pride in offering training for your organization in a cost effective, efficient and convenient way to strengthen your workforce and keep your company on the leading edge.

For more information on Workforce Education, contact a member of the Workforce Education staff.  We are here to serve you. 

 

Gloria D. Kincaid
Program Specialist
101 Church Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901
304-647-6101
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Staci Green
Program Specialist
527 Odd Road
Ghent, WV 25843
304.929.5009
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Community Education

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Community Education courses are designed to help you learn a new hobby, pursue a specific interest or simply brush up on some existing skills.  Course offerings include Retirement Planning, Digital Photography, Alternative Energy, and Beekeeping, just to name a few. For more information on these and future classes, call 304.883.2446 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. These classes are a lot of fun, and you will learn skills that will remain with you for the rest of your life.  Click here to Register online today!

 Fall Class Offerings Coming Soon

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The Center for Workforce Education

Whether your objective is to obtain a job, improve your technical skills or just enhance your quality of life, The Center for Workforce Education offers courses, trainings and workshops designed to fit your needs!  Programs are offered under three areas of concentration: workforce education, community education and continuing education.  Whatever your training needs, The Center for Workforce Education has the program for you!

Community Education

Community Educaton courses are designed to help you learn a new hobby, pursue a specific interest or simply brush up on some existing skills.  Course offerings include retirement planning, digital photography, instant piano, and beekeeping, just to name a few.  

Continuing Education

Our Continuing Education courses are designed to provide lifelong learning opportunities in support of New River Community and Technical College's mission.  If you are a supervisor seeking ways to enhance an employee's performance, or if you need to complete continuing education units to fulfill training requirements for your job, these courses will help you accomplish your goal. 

Workforce Education

The classes and programs offered through Workforce Education are designed to enhance and support the mission of the College.  Our goal is to deliver high quality, comprehensive workforce development education and training courses that will ensure a highly skilled workforce.  Looking for a career change?  We have the career and technical training programs for you!

Ed2Go

Do you need to update a skill set but don't have the time to sit in class?  Try ed2go!  These courses, completed entirely over the internet, are delivered in an interactive learning environment.  These courses are affordable, fun, fast and convenient.

Advanced Technology Center

The Advanced Technology Center (ATC) works in partnership with the Center for Workforce Education to provide a variety of customized programs to address the need for a highly skilled workforce.  From Line Service Mechanic training to Green Building Technologies, the ATC offers programs to meet your needs.

 

 

 

 

Education To Go

Update your skills, discover a new talent or chart a new career path at your own pace and at your convenience through ed2Go!  The Center for Workforce Education offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that can be completed entirely over the internet. 

With ed2Go:

  • Sessions start monthly
  • Sessions are offered in a convenient six-week format and consist of 12 lessons
  • Courses are led by subect matter experts
  • Courses are delivered in an interactive learning environment
  • Students receive an award of completion with a passing score

These online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient and geared just for you.  View our catalog and register for class today!

Continuing Education

Are you a supervisor seeking ways to enhance your employee's performance?  Do you need to complete continuing education units to fulfill training requirements for your job?  Our Continuing Education courses will help you accomplish these goals.  The classes help students obtain and maintain professional licensure and certifications that can lead to increased job performance and satisfaction. 

For more information on Continuing Education course offerings, call 304.872.4520.

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Be sure to register for fall by August 12! Classes start August 22. Additional registration events will be held during the first week of August: Monday, Aug. 1 Mercer County Campus: Aug. 2 Greenbrier Valley Campus; Wednesday, Aug. 3 Raleigh County Campus; and Thursday, Aug. 4 Nicholas County Campus.