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 Location Tuition Date

Pintle Hook Class A CDL
(for Utility Industry) 

Ghent $450* 15 Contact Hours Continuous (Call to schedule)
CDL Passenger Ghent $450* 15 Contact Hours Continuous (Call to schedule)
Class A CDL Ghent $4,500* 180 Contact Hours (industry standard required is 150 contact hours) February 1, 2016
March 21, 2016
May 9, 2016
June 27, 2016
August 15, 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

*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.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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Staci Green
Program Specialist
527 Odd Road
Ghent, WV 25843
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All evening classes are canceled for Monday, February 8, 2016.