West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Additional Workforce Training Resources

Are you an adult who wants to enhance your workforce skills? The Adult Basic Education Program (ABE) might be for you. The program is operated by the West Virginia Department of Education and serves adults who have the desire to learn. Participants in the program have the opportunity to sharpen their existing skills or acquire new skills.
This document is a description of all Adult Education Literacy programs available statewide, contact persons for each program, and a county-by-county breakdown of available services.
If you are an adult who has always dreamed of going to college or going back to college in order to complete your degree, then you have come to the right spot! Institutions in West Virginia have a lot to offer working adults. Some colleges and universities offer extending learning classes that meet locally and on the weekends. Other universities have part-time programs geared towards the working adult.
The purpose of the HEAPS Grant Program is to encourage and enable needy West Virginia students, who desire to continue their education on a part-time basis at the post-secondary level. Students may apply for the HEAPS Grant Program and/or the HEAPS Grant Program Workforce Development Component.
The purpose of the HEAPS Grant Program is to encourage and enable needy West Virginia students, who desire to continue their education on a part-time basis at the post-secondary level. Students may apply for the HEAPS Grant Program and/or the HEAPS Grant Program Workforce Development Component.
Instructional overview of the process to apply for and take the GED exam.
If you are looking for resources that can help you advance in your career, we encourage you to visit our career resource area. Here you can obtain information on universities and colleges, occupational licensing information, workforce training programs, and other career assistance information.
If you are looking for resources that can help you advance in your career, we encourage you to visit our career resource area. Here you can obtain information on universities and colleges, occupational licensing information, workforce training programs, and other career assistance information.
Explore your career options by utilizing the career planning resources available here. Learn more about individual careers, perform a self-assessment to locate a career that is best suited for your interests and abilities and view a comprehensive listing of careers.
Explore your career options by utilizing the career planning resources available here. Learn more about individual careers, perform a self-assessment to locate a career that is best suited for your interests and abilities and view a comprehensive listing of careers.
Compare statewide and independent colleges and universities located in West Virginia. Provides details such as tuition costs, student to teacher ratios, etc.
Visit this website to learn more about the associate degrees and certificate programs offered by community and technical colleges from around the state.
Visit this website to learn more about the associate degrees and certificate programs offered by community and technical colleges from around the state.
Are you thinking about getting your GED? Visit this website to get detailed information regarding the GED program.
Interested in learning a new skill or sharpening those you may not have used in a while? There are a number of adult education programs available to you. Learn more here.
There are a number of degrees available to West Virginia residents through the distance learning program. Visit this website to learn more about these degrees.
There are a number of degrees available to West Virginia residents through the distance learning program. Visit this website to learn more about these degrees.
Looking to see what classes are available online through the distance learning programs throughout the state? This website provides direct access to all of the class offerings in the state.
Looking to see what classes are available online through the distance learning programs throughout the state? This website provides direct access to all of the class offerings in the state.
Looking to see what classes are available online through the distance learning programs throughout the state? This website provides direct access to all of the class offerings in the state.
Learn more about the distance learning opportunities available in West Virginia. This website contains information on degrees offered, class schedules, registration info just to name a few.
Learn more about the distance learning opportunities available in West Virginia. This website contains information on degrees offered, class schedules, registration info just to name a few.
Looking to find a career that interests you? Whether you know exactly what you want to do in life or you are still trying to figure it out explore your career options here. Search careers by keyword, interests, personality and even perform a self-assessment to give you some ideas.
There are numerous resources available online to help you learn how to pay for education and training beyond high school. This website provides a good overview of the the available resources such as grants, scholarships, student loans and work study, etc.
There are numerous resources available online to help you learn how to pay for education and training beyond high school. This website provides a good overview of the the available resources such as grants, scholarships, student loans and work study, etc.
West Virginia's adult distance education program provides a flexible learning opportunity for West Virginia adults who need to prepare for the General Educational Development (GED) test, or who wish to brush up on their basic academic skills in preparation for an upcoming test or entrance into college. And it's free! You can now study any time of the day or night on a computer with Internet access.
Learn more about the numerous grant opportunities available to West Virginian's to further education objectives.
Are you thinking about going to college? Whether the decision has already been made or is still years away, please browse through our Planner Timeline, which we have designed to help you prepare for college. Please note that although you can complete most of the necessary tasks in your junior or senior years of high school, you should start planning as early as the eighth grade. Not only will this improve your chances of getting into your college of choice, but it will also make applying much easier.
The CFWV site from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has everything you need to explore careers and prepare, plan, apply, and pay for college.
Locate a GED Testing Center closest to you and access additional information such as exam fees and testing dates.
CareerOneStop is a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals to foster talent development in a global economy
Continuing your education beyond high school may require less money than you think. Every year, West Virginians receive over $150 million in federal and state financial aid. If you’re going to need help paying for your education, you’re not alone. Most families explore financial aid to help pay for education, and you have plenty of options. Many free resources are available, so you don’t have to pay anyone to help you find financial aid or apply for it. High school counselors and college financial aid offices are all ready to help you.
It's never to late to start planning for your higher education path whether it be attending a technical school or a university. Use this website to get important information to help you create a higher education plan.
To help students prepare for the GED, the West Virginia Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes offer various methods of study. The Official GED Practice Tests (OPT), which is a good indicator of making a passing score on the GED and signifying areas that may require further preparation, are offered free at the various ABE classes throughout West Virginia.
So you want to go to college? Well between now and then, there is a lot to get done in order to prepare for your future! Remember, success in college means a world of opportunities. After all, college is possible and affordable. It's never too early to start planning. Visit this website to learn more about how to prepare yourself for college.
This online resource provides a detailed listing of higher education schools located in West Virginia. To learn more about the actual programs and majors offered simply select a school and browse the details.
This online resource provides a detailed listing of higher education schools located in West Virginia. To learn more about the actual programs and majors offered simply select a school and browse the details.
To register for a distance learning course you will need to contact the institution that is offering the course which you wish to take. The tuition for the course is set by the institution. Any on site class time, books needed, library resources, and other details will be available at the college or university sponsoring the class. Visit this website to learn more.
To register for a distance learning course you will need to contact the institution that is offering the course which you wish to take. The tuition for the course is set by the institution. Any on site class time, books needed, library resources, and other details will be available at the college or university sponsoring the class. Visit this website to learn more.
This online resource provides a comprehensive search for scholarships available to West Virginia Students. Search by keyword or based on personal information.
To find current information regarding school closings, delays, or dismissals for K-12 Public Schools, K-12 Private Schools, and / or Higher Education Schools visit this website. You can also sign up to receive email notifications.
This search tool offered by Workforce WV will let you find occupational education programs that meet your needs. It will allow you to get descriptions of the various certified programs that are offered and to get information on how well the programs have performed in the past.
Continuing education telecourses are delivered directly to your home by public television. Visit this website to learn more about the participating schools and the available class offerings.
Continuing education telecourses are delivered directly to your home by public television. Visit this website to learn more about the participating schools and the available class offerings.
Online service that allows you to sign up to virtual school classes offered online for West Virginia students to augment educational learning opportunities.
Online service that allows you to sign up to virtual school classes offered online for West Virginia students to augment educational learning opportunities.
These WV Schools are accredited and offer education in the discipline of Radiologic Technology, Radiation Therapy, and Nuclear Medicine.
This online resource provides a detailed listing of higher education technical schools located in West Virginia. To learn more about the actual programs and majors offered simply select a school and browse the details.
This online resource provides a detailed listing of higher education technical schools located in West Virginia. To learn more about each school click on it and browse the detailed information.
The West Virginia Virtual Learning Network (WVVLN) is the distance education consortium of the 11 state colleges and universities and 10 community and technical colleges of West Virginia. The primary mission of WVVLN is to provide West Virginia Citizens with access to educational programs from the state's institutions of higher education by 100% online education technologies.
The West Virginia Virtual Learning Network (WVVLN) is the distance education consortium of the 11 state colleges and universities and 10 community and technical colleges of West Virginia. The primary mission of WVVLN is to provide West Virginia Citizens with access to educational programs from the state's institutions of higher education by 100% online education technologies.
Visit this website to learn more about the workforce development sites available to assist employers identify and locate qualified job seekers.
Visit this website to learn more about the workforce development sites available to assist employers identify and locate qualified job seekers.