Workforce Education

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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 August 22
September 12
October 10

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


2 Weeks

September 12
September 13

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   $4,575 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.


 $250 + textbook  

August 24
September 7


*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 304-793-6101 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
653 Church Street
Lewisburg, WV 24901
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Joseph Hazelwood
Interim Dean for Workforce Education
527 Odd Road
Ghent, WV 25843
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New River CTC's Bookstore is now open for the fall semester! Financial aid funds for books for eligible students will be available through the bookstore beginning July 28.