Advance Your Career

A multitude of services are available to help you unlock your earnings potential and advance your career! These services will help you focus on the specific skills that are needed to improve your chances of finding a job or improving your productivity and advancement potential on your current job.

These services may include: Skills Certified Region 2 WORKFORCE for West Virginia.

To get started, call us at 1-800-252-JOBS (1-866-262-5348) or visit your local WORKFORCE West Virginia Center or Learning Center today.

To Search Listings of Region 2 Approved Courses

  1. Visit www.workforcewv.org.
  2. Click on Job Seekers (top left).
  3. Click on Training.
  4. Click on Approved Training Provider List.
  5. Click Find Training.

Always select Region 2 at the bottom before searching.

A search window will appear with tabs at the top, there are two ways to search:

  1. Search for course using a keyword (nursing, welding, etc.)
  2. Search for provider using a school name (Marshall, WV State, etc.)

ALWAYS HIGHLIGHT “REGION 2” AT THE BOTTOM BEFORE EACH SEARCH

WorkKeys Assessment

Through the WORK4WV Career Centers and Learning Centers, the Region 2 WIB provides the WorkKeys Assessment that allows individuals to identify the areas in which they currently excel and areas in which they can improve.

After completing the WorkKeys Assessment, an individual receives proficiency level scoring that they can take to potential employers, along with their Skills Certificate, to document the areas in which they excel. Additionally, individuals can use the WorkKeys Assessment to create additional opportunities for training through the WORK4WV Career Center and Learning Centers.

To learn more about this highly successful initiative, please call us at 1-800-252-JOBS (1-866-262-5348) or email us today.

Technical Training

Improve your ability to compete by receiving technical training designed to help you become more productive. Many technical tools are available through the WORK4WV Career Centers and the Learning Centers. Technical training may be necessary due to:

  • New technology
  • New machinery
  • New safety requirements
  • New job requirements
  • Higher reading or math skills requirements
  • Employee career development
  • Skills requirements unique to your business

Call us 1-800-252-JOBS (1-866-262-5348) to find out more!

On-the-Job Training

Job seekers may wish to participate in On-the-Job Training (OJT) services that are available to companies that have an OJT Contract with Region 2 WIB. Those services are designed to help employees enhance their skills while continuing to perform their job responsibilities.

Employees hired under an OJT Contract are given a WorkKeys assessment in Applied Math, Reading for Information and Locating Information to identify areas where they can improve their skills. Next, a plan is developed to raise the employee's skill levels to those needed by the work they are to perform. The length of the OJT contracts vary depending on the beginning skill levels of the employees.

Reimbursement of a portion of the employee's wages while in training is available for employers using the on-the-job training services. Additionally, many of the employees using the on-the-job training services are eligible for the Region 2 Skills Certified certificates.

Call us 1-800-252-JOBS (1-866-262-5348) or email us at info@wvregion2.org to find out more!

Call 304-508-2696 or contact Chad Judge at 304-525-0780 for more information.