Below is a list of some of the organizational partners who are supporting this project:
WORKFORCE West Virginia is a network of workforce development services designed to provide West Virginia’s citizens and employers the opportunity to compete in today’s competitive global economy.
The West Virginia Division of Energy is responsible for the formulation and implementation of fossil, renewable, and energy efficiency initiatives designed to advance energy resource development opportunities and provide energy services to West Virginia businesses, communities, and homeowners.
The West Virginia Development Office seeks to improve the quality of life for all West Virginians by strengthening communities and expanding the state’s economy to create more and better jobs.
The West Virginia Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity seeks to alleviate poverty in West Virginia by addressing both the symptoms and causes and by supporting community-based programs that lift individuals, families, and communities to higher levels of self-sufficiency.
Education and Training Providers
The West Virginia Community and Technical College System and the State’s ten community and technical colleges provide access to affordable comprehensive community and technical college education in all regions of West Virginia, produce high quality graduates with the general education and technical skills needed to be successful in the workplace or subsequent education, and provide high quality workforce development programs that meet the demands of West Virginia’s employers.
The West Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Adult Education and Workforce Development prepares adult students to be competitive in the 21st century workplace by offering every adult West Virginian the opportunity to build skills for success and enabling adult learners to be literate, productive and successful in the workplace, home and community.
The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship for West Virginia supports registered apprenticeship programs that meet the skilled workforce needs of American industry. Registered apprenticeship programs help mobilize America’s workforce with structured, on-the-job training in traditional industries such as construction and manufacturing, as well as new high-growth industries such as health care, information technology, energy, telecommunications, advanced manufacturing and more.
The Center for Economic Options (CEO) is a catalyst for West Virginia entrepreneurs to develop socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable enterprises that foster individual and community wealth. CEO supports initiatives to create sustainable jobs and contribute to local economies, the environment, and community wealth through business ownership.
The JOBS Project is a catalyst for sustainable economic diversification in Central Appalachia, creating replicable, locally-owned institutions that capitalize on renewable energy resources.
The Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research and Innovation Center (MATRIC) is a nonprofit corporation headquartered in West Virginia where world-class scientists in the areas of chemical and environmental technologies, health and life sciences, and advanced engineering systems partner with higher education, industry, and government to conduct life-changing research and development and to commercialize resulting products and services.
The West Virginia AFL-CIO is a group of affiliated labor unions joined together for the common cause of fairness for all workers that works to seek recognition and protection of workers’ rights under the law and provides various community services for those in situations of temporary need.