Workforce & Education
To keep the local workforce highly competitive and well- trained, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College offers workforce development programs to businesses in the Eastern Panhandle. Their nationally recognized curriculum provides training in a number of areas, including technology, organizational or employee development, communications, performance improvement and leadership. Their staff can also work with you to create a results-oriented training plan based on your specific needs. Blue Ridge can facilitate the process for groups of employees interested in attaining a degree or building upon credits already earned. American Management Association (AMA) Certification Courses are offered in the areas of Business Communications, General, or Human Resources. Classes can be delivered at your place of business, online or at their Martinsburg Campus.
James Rumsey Technical Institute offers customized training programs in a variety of technical programs, including welding, electrical, and industrial safety. They also offer both Allen Bradley and Siemins Programmable Logic Control training.
The State of West Virginia's Governor's Guaranteed Work Force Program offers up to $2,000 per employee for training costs. Through this program, actual training costs are covered and the State guarantees that workers trained through this program will meet the employer's requirements, or training will continue until the employer is satisfied.