BridgeValley’s Community and Corporate Education Division consists of professionals who are highly experienced in labor market research to identify the most in-demand jobs. We then work closely with regional businesses and organizations to develop quality programs that produce results for current and next generation leaders and employees.
CUSTOMIZED TRAINING TAILORED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR COMPANY
BridgeValley Community & Technical College (BVCTC) has a wide range of comprehensive affordable training opportunities to meet corporate development needs. From skill enhancement, certificates, or customized training and professional development courses--we can enhance your workforce. By choosing BVCTC as a partner, your company is choosing a training solution uniquely qualified to help improve performance, profitability, and productivity. As a result, your company will experience a decrease in employee turnover and increase employee loyalty and commitment.
Want to explore how BVCTC can help grow your people and business?
To better serve the needs of employers in our region, BVCTC has campuses in South Charleston and Montgomery, WV. The multiple sites allow prospective and current employees to receive the skills training they need close to home. Our on-site, online, and on-the-job training programs are designed to be convenient and efficient so we can more effectively train your workforce.
BVCTC offers grants and programs that link companies with a skilled workforce. If your company needs education or training to get the right workforce – BVCTC is prepared to deliver. Additional grant funding is available for our industry partners to get the training they need through the WV Development Office. Learn more.
LEARN & EARN
Would you like your employees to have on-the-job training while earning their degree?
Learn & Earn is the leading workforce development, economic development, and educational partnership in the Mountain State. This program connects employers with students at BVCTC, allowing students to take technical courses while gaining paid work experiences. The student pay is shared by the company and the college, and students receive at least $10 per hour to work in the field they are studying in. There are advantages for both the students and the employer:
- 1-year or 2-year degree programs
- Co-op experience must pay no less than $10/hour
- Employer gains a highly-qualified employee and a future skilled labor pool
- Students earn valuable on-the-job training while attending school
- 50/50 employer & college matching reimbursement
RAPID RESPONSE ADVANCE GRANT
This grant is awarded to BVCTC to partner with industries on projects that address the immediate training needs in our region. Such projects may include pre-employment and pre-preparation programs, skills upgrades, new and expanding companies, and job retention.
TECH PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Do you need BVCTC to develop an academic program? Tech Program Development supports the creation and development of technical programs that are in high demand, lead to high-wage careers, and enhance economic development efforts across our regions. Eligible programs must target high-demand occupations that will result in wages averaging at least $12 per hour with benefits.
TECH SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Do you want to invest in a skilled workforce for West Virginia?
Invest in a skilled workforce for your company through the Tech Scholars Program. This program provides scholarships to students who enroll in high-demand, applied technology programs to benefit both students and companies in our region:
- 50/50 employer & community college 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
APPRENTICESHIPS IN MOTION
The mission of Apprenticeships in Motion (AIM) is to train and place apprentices in middle- to high-skilled information technology (IT) occupations that are in increasingly high demand throughout our region.
With priority for small businesses, AIM connects employers with students, allowing apprentices to take technical courses while gaining paid work experiences. The student pay is shared by the company and AIM, with students receiving at least $12 per hour to work in an IT field such as coding and cybersecurity.
Could AIM be right for your business?
Apprenticeships are a known solution for attracting and retaining a skilled workforce. Businesses that incorporate apprenticeships into their practices have a competitive advantage due to their long-term investment in a skilled workforce. Customized training and education create the right-skilled workers and result in cost savings in employee recruitment, training and retention. Apprenticeships also create a pipeline to middle- and high-skilled positions within a company, allowing incumbent workers to advance to positions otherwise left vacant.