Workforce Education

Business and industry leaders serving southeastern West Virginia are in need of a skilled workforce.  A job-specific career and technical education program can 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. 

Interested in partnering with New River CTC? Visit our Workforce and Technical Education Partners page.
Interested in training for your employees? Visit our Customized Training page.
Interested in registering for a class? Sign-up online.

Advantages of choosing a workforce career and technical program include:

  • 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 engaged in program development, meaning you will be better trained for your job
  • You are well-prepared to enter the job market because you gain hands-on experience

New River CTC offers Commercial Driver’s License; Emergency Medical Technician training; and other training programs.  We work closely with the local Workforce Investment Boards to ensure our program offerings meet the needs of our service area. Financial funding is approved for some programs through Workforce WV WIOA and Workforce HEAPS.

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

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Course Offerings

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Class Location(s) Tuition  Details Date
Electrical Retraining for miners
Summersville or  $50 8 am-4 pm One-day classPreregister by Dec. 15, 2022. Dec. 22, 2022
National Electric Code/Apprentice Level Electrical Course
Summersville $350 6-8:30 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays,  8 week class, preregister by March 25, 2022
April 5, 2022
 A-EMT Ghent $2,500 8 am-6 pm on Wednesdays at the ATC. TBA
 $750, HEAPS eligible 156 hours; Lab meets weekly, and the didactic portion of the class is delivered through a hybrid model. 

Tuesday – ATC – 5 to 10 p.m.

Friday – NCC – 5 to 10 p.m.

Saturday – GVC – 5 to 10 p.m.

January 17, 2023
EMT-B Recertification Modules
$100 (for one or all modules)
No books required. Hours are to recertify with National Registry and/or WVOEMS.
Module 1 and 2 Airway, Neuro, and Cardiac Module 3 and 4 Medical Emergencies 1, Operations, Medical Emergencies 2, Management and Considerations Module 5 and 6 Trauma Operations and Skills *must attend in person in Lewisburg*
CNA Summersville $1,800 6-week course comprised of in-class, lab and clinical components.

Textbooks, background and drug tests, uniforms, stethoscope, and exam fees are included in cost for the course.

Class will be held Monday through Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. and 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday

Lineman Training
Electric Distribution Engineering Technology)
15 weeks + internship (900 contact hours)
OSHA-10 Ghent & Lewisburg $75 10 hours TBA
Peer Recovery Support Specialist Training Beaver $100 Course participants must be in recovery with one year of sobriety. A high school diploma or GED is required to test.  Class meets for six days, Oct. 24-28 and 31, 2022 from 9 am to 5 pm. Preregister by Oct. 17, 2022. Oct. 24, 2022
Real Estate Pre-Licensing
90 Hour)
Beaver $500 + the cost of the book 10-week class; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6 – 9 pm; register by Jan. 4, 2023 Jan. 10, 2023
Real Estate Pre-Licensing
90 Hour)
 Lewisburg $500 + the cost of the book 10-week class; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6 – 9 pm; register by March 17, 2023 March 28, 2023
Truck Driving


CDL Learner's Permit Prep
Free for New River CTC students Monday-Thursday

4-day class, 8 am-4 pm

Class A CDL Ghent $2,200* + $100 testing fee 180 Contact Hours (industry standard required is 150 contact hours)Monday-Thursday

8 am-4 pm

6 Weeks

CDL Learner’s Permit Required

Nov. 3, 2022
Jan. 17, 2023
March 6, 2023
April 24, 2023
Class B CDL Ghent
2-week, M-Th class, 8 am-4 pm
CDL Learner’s Permit Required
Pintle Hook Class A CDL
(for Utility Industry) 
Ghent $1,200* 15 Contact Hours
CDL Learners Permit Required
Workforce Welding Ghent & Lewisburg $1,800, plus $100 program fee Three-semester program January, May and August
Welding Prep & Test
(AWS Certification)
Ghent & Lewisburg $375 Call to schedule
Welding Prep & Test
(State WV Certification)
Ghent & Lewisburg $150   Call to schedule

*additional fees may apply
**Fall and Spring classes reserved for displaced coal miners

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Statement of Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action

New River Community and Technical College does not discriminate in its educational programs or in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, veteran or military status, disability, or genetic information or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal or state laws, Title VII Human Rights Act of 1964, Title IX Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The office listed below has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College’s non-discrimination policies relating to disabilities, sex or other forms of discrimination.

Peter Hoeman, Dean of Student Affairs and Title IX Coordinator
New River Community and Technical College
280 University Drive
Beaver, WV 25813

Telephone: 304-929-5027