Employer Partnerships

Productive Workforce. Profitable Company.

A well-trained and skilled workforce can help your company maintain its competitive edge and increase profitability.  But first, you need a great training partner.

Through its Employer Partnership Programs, West Virginia’s community and technical colleges can provide the training you need while leveraging your company’s training dollars to maximize worker productivity. In 2011, West Virginia’s ten community and technical colleges delivered training to more than 600 employers across the State.  Whether it’s customized training, skill enhancements, certificate or associate degree programs, West Virginia’s community and technical colleges are prepared to deliver.


Employer Partnership Programs

Learn and Earn
Provides students in high-demand applied technology programs with paid cooperative (co-op) educational experiences
•  50/50 employer & CTC matching contribution
•  Co-op experience must pay no less than $10/hr
•  Employer gains a highly-qualified employee and a future skilled labor pool
•  Students earn valuable on-the-job training and a living wage while attending school

Tech Scholars Program
Provides scholarships to students who enroll in high-demand, applied technology programs
•  50/50 employer & CTC matching contribution
•  Must lead to a Certificate of Applied Science (CAS) or Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
•  Employer benefits by investing in a skilled  workforce
•  Students gain much-needed financial assistance while attending school

WV Advance Grant
A rapid-response grant for CTCs to help employers meet an immediate training need
•  Training can include skills upgrades, customized
training, or pre-employment training

HB 3009 Workforce Development Grant
A grant program to help CTCs deliver training to business and industry  
•  Company cash-match is required
•  Business and CTC collaboration in training delivery