Learn & Earn


The learn and earn program was developed to improve employer awareness and access to resources in the states educational institutions, provide designated professionals and resources to support workforce education, and allow student to take technical courses while receiving paid work opportunities. 

The co-op experience costs are shared by the company and the state of West Virginia, and students must recieve a minimum of $10 per hour.

This program is a true link between workforce development, economic development, and the educational system in West Virginia.

Rapid Response


This grant covers a variety of opportunities such as pre-employment programs, pr-preparation programs, skills upgrades, new and expanding companies, job retention, and company closing.

A variety of projects could be funded with this grant, so long as they clearly address workforce needs in the state.

Tech Program Development


This grant was developed to facilitate the creation and development of technical programs which are in high demand, lead to high-wage careers, and complement economic development efforts in the state of West Virginia.

Programs receiving this grant must target high demand occupations which will result in wages averaging $12.00 per hour or higher with benefits.

These grants are applicable only for two year community and technical colleges. If you are interested in applying simply:

Download the above documents for your grant

With each grant there are two coordinating forms, the memo and request for proposal (RFP) and the budget form. Please download and complete both. You will also need to provide support letters for your application.

Fill out the forms and send them in to WV CTCS

After completing each form, you can either scan and email them to Renee Harvey at or mail them to her at the Community and Technical College System Office at

1018 Kanawha Blvd. East
Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25301

Await Approval

Your proposals must be reviewed by either the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor and finally approved by the council.