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. 

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

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 offers Commercial Driver’s License; Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; 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.

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
Interim Dean of Workforce,
Technical, and Community Education
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 Location Tuition  Details Date

Class A CDL
CDL Learner’s Permit Required

Ghent $4,850* + $100 testing fee

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



6 Weeks

August 5, 2019

September 30, 2019

December 2, 2019

February 10, 2020

Class B CDL
CDL Learner’s Permit Required
4-day class, 8:00am-4:00pm

July 22, 2019

November 11, 2019

March 23, 2020

CDL A Refresher
 $1,200 4-day class, 8:00am-4:00pm

September 16, 2019

January 27, 2020

Alternative Fuel Training Ghent $995

4-day class, 9:00am-5:00pm

DOWNLOAD a flyer about this training.

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Lumber and Mill Training
Summersville and Ghent
10-week course:
Week 1: OSHA and Basic Electrical Training
Week 2-3: Paid Internship with Employer
Week 4: Log Scaling
Week 5: Lumber Grading Certification
Week 6: Basic Heavy Equipment Training
Week 7-10: Paid Internship with Employer
Fall 2019
On-point Acupuncture
 $700 10-week training, 5-week classroom and 5-week clinical
June 3
Real-Estate Pre Licensure
10 weeks (90 contact hours)
Electric Distribution Engineering Technology – Lineman Training
15 weeks + internship (900 contact hours)




 Ghent $5,000

20 weeks,

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 4 to 8 pm

Pintle Hook Class A CDL
(for Utility Industry) CDL Learners Permit Required
Ghent $1,200* 15 Contact Hours Continuous (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 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 24 lab hours per week for 21 weeks. Open start dates
Introduction to Fabrication and Repair Welding Ghent & Lewisburg $640 9 lab hours per week for 12 weeks. Open start dates
 OSHA-10 Ghent & Lewisburg $75 10 hours TBA

*additional fees may apply

**Fall and Spring classes reserved for displaced coal miners

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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.