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 because you gain hands-on experience

New River CTC 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.

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
Brian Sampson
Program Specialist
527 Odd Road 
Ghent, WV 25843 
304- 929-5009

Veronica J. Stone
6101 Webster Road
Summersville, WV 26651

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Course Offerings

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Class A CDL

CDL Learner’s Permit Required

Ghent $4,850* + $100 testing fee

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

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

6 Weeks

January 14, 2019

March 4, 2019

April 22, 2019

June 10, 2019

Class B CDL
CDL Learner’s Permit Required

Four-day class, 8:00am-4:00pm

February 25, 2019

April 15, 2019

June 3, 2019

July 22, 2019

 Ghent $5,000 20 weeks, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 4 to 8 pm December 4, 2018

48-hour Paramedic Recertification

Interactive learning with lab component, Saturdays and Sundays. Students will need access to AAOS Emergency Care 7th or 8th edition . Contact Travis Copenhaver with questions.
October 21, 2018
Software Development Coding Beaver and online
Contact for information 16-week boot camp, meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, contact Tricia Hoover for information, 304-929-6702

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)
CDL Learners Permit Prep Class for Class A and Lineman program



8 am to 4 pm for 3 days


CDL Refresher Course, Class A and Pintle Hook Ghent $450 8 hour refresher course Call to schedule
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)

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
Community Paramedicine (for certified paramedics only) IVN $2,000.00 26 weeks (120 contact hours for 16 weeks, 10 weeks of clinicals)

For questions and to register  contact:

Travis Compenhaver
304-793-3004 or

Critical Care Transport (for RNs and certified paramedics only) Beaver $850.00 12 weeks (96 contact hours)

For questions and to register  contact:

Travis Compenhaver
304-793-3004 or

Residential Wiring Ghent $250 + $25 supply fee 6 weeks TBA



$75 10 hours TBA

*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 Program Specialist

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 CTC’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 CTC 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.