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Workforce Education

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.

Upcoming Course Offerings

Class Date Location Tuition

Pintle Hook Class A CDL
(for Utility Industry) 

Continuous (Call to schedule) Ghent $380
Welding Prep & Test (State WV Certification) Continuous 2 day class and exam (Call to schedule)
Ghent & Lewisburg $150
Welding Prep & Test (AWS Certification) Continuous 2 day class and exam (Call to schedule)  Ghent & Lewisburg $375
Class A CDL Nov10 Ghent $2550*
Mine Electrical Retraining Nov 14 Summersville $50
80 Hour Mining Dec 1 Summersville $50
Mine Foreman Retraining Dec 19 Summersville $50

*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 304.929.6735 or email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Register today!

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

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

  • Brooks Run Coal Company
  • Greenbrier County Schools
  • Monroe County Schools
  • Mountain Heart Community Services
  • Nicholas County Schools

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
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Kenneth R. lester
Program Specialist
527 Odd Road
Ghent, WV 25843
304.929.3313
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527 Odd Road

Community Education

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, instant piano, and beekeeping, just to name a few. For more information on these and future classes, call 304.883.2446 or email the 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.  Register today!

 

Class

Date

Location

Tuition

Sign Language II Oct 25 - Nov 29 Beckley $80
Card Making Nov 4 Beckley $30
Tips for Reading the Body Nov 4 Summersville $15
Crafting with Gourds Nov 8, 15, & 22 Summersville $45
Pine Needle Basket Weaving Nov 11 Summersville $25 ($15 Supply Fee)
Tips for Reading the Body Nov 11 Lewisburg $15
Women’s Healthcare Nov 15 Summersville $30
Painting “An Autumn Cabin” Nov 18 Summersville $35 ($25 Supply Fee)
Herbal First Aide Nov 18 Summersville $15
Bow Making Nov 19 Summersville $15
Sign Language III Dec 1 - Jan 5 Summersville $80
Aromatherapy Dec 2 Summersville $15
Essential Oils Dec 9 Summersville $10
Painting “A Gingerbread Story” Dec 9 Summersville $35 ($25 Supply Fee)
All Natural Gifts for Holiday Dec 13 Summersville $30 ($10 Supply Fee)

 

 

About the Advanced Technology Center

The Advanced Technology Center (ATC) at New River Community and Technical College works in partnership with the College's Center for Workforce Education to provide a variety of customized programs to address the need for a highly skilled workforce.  Business and community leaders across the region serve as advisors to our administration, which ensures our programs are in-sync with their needs.

Located in Ghent, West Virginia, our 93,000 square foot facility is being used to train workers for high demand and high paying occupations.  Programs being offered at the ATC fall under five categories: Business Opportunity Center, Green Building Technologies, Manufacturing, Mining and Energy, Transport and Distrubution, and Line Service Mechanic.

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The Advanced Technology Center is enrolling students for the following program or trainings:

Automotive Service Technology
Industrial Technology (mechatronics) 
Medium/heavy truck maintenance and repair
Residential Energy Management
Welding and Pipefitting

Interested in one of these challenging, yet rewarding fields?  Apply online and start your path to a new and exciting career!

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.

 

 

 

 

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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2013-14 Annual Report

The 2013-2014 New River CTC Annual Report is now available on the website.  Click here to read it.  Hard copies will be mailed and distributed on the campuses soon.