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

Toxins vs Health

July 22

Summersville

$25

Summer Scholars

July 23-25

Lewisburg

$125

Cookie Workshop

July 24

Summersville

$70

Honey and Vinegars

July 29

Summersville

$15

Salves, Oils, Ointments

July 31

Lewisburg

$15

Car Care Awareness

August 5th & 7th

Summersville

$50

Car Care Awareness August 12th & 14th Ghent $50
Herbal First Aid August 21 Lewisburg $15
Internet Marketing August 26 Lewisburg $29

 

 

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
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
EMS Re-certification PALS July 1 Summersville $50*
EMS Re-certification PHTLS July 11 Summersville $50*
80 Hour Mining July 14 Summersville $259
EMS Re-certification GEMS July 24 Summersville $50

Real Estate Appraiser CE
Defensible Appraisal Practices
Today’s FHA and VA
July 24 - 25 Princeton $170/day or $320 for both sessions
EMS Re-certification PEPP July 25 Summersville $50
EMS Re-certification 12 Lead ECG August 4 Summersville $50
EMS Re-certification Med Emergencies August 6 Summersville $50
EMS Re-certification AMLS August 15 Summersville $50*
Class A CDL August 18 Ghent $2550*
Accelerated Welding (AWS Crt) August 18 Ghent $2810
Class A CDL September 29 Ghent $2550*
Class A CDL November 10 Ghent $2550*

*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. 

 

Mary Igo
Director of Workforce Education a.i.
830 Northside Drive, Suite 160
Summersville, WV  26651
304.872.4520
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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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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.

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!

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!

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Moving Celebration

In celebration of the new Mercer County Campus, the college will be having a moving celebration outside the new location at 1001 Mercer Street in downtown Princeton on Thursday, July 31 from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on that day.  There will be lemonade and cookies as well as staff available to answer questions about plans for the campus and to assist with registering for classes.