Your future in construction starts here. You can receive degrees, diplomas or certification in all aspects of the construction industry, the right program is waiting for you.
  • Ready to pursue a 4 year degree? West Virginia’s colleges and universities have you covered. Degrees in architecture, business, civil engineering and construction management are available. See below your construction path. Click here for college programs in construction.

  • Get started immediately at one of the many technical and community colleges across West Virginia. Community colleges and certificate programs offer a low cost alternative to a 4 year program, while providing valuable technical and professional education. Click here for CTC / 2-year programs in construction.

  • Earn while you learn. Instead of taking out thousands in college loans, apprentices work and earn a paycheck during their training.  Most apprenticeship programs range from 2 – 4 years. Apprenticeships usually get paid on a graduated scale as their skills and experience increases, and of course learns a trade at the same time.

    In addition to community colleges, organizations in West Virginia help workers develop the skills needed to compete more effectively in today’s job market by offering pre-apprenticeship classroom instruction. This classroom instruction is designed to teach the basic skills needed in order to complete an apprenticeship program. Pre-apprenticeship programs are offered through the State Department of Education, local school districts, and various non-profit organizations. Examples of subject matter taught through pre-apprenticeship programs include advanced mathematics, basic and advanced electronics, theory, and classroom experience with industry machinery and equipment.

    The following organizations can help you find an apprenticeship:

  • West Virginia Joint Apprenticeship Programs

  • West Virginia Construction Craft Laborers Training Center

  • West Virginia Women Work

  • Entering the construction workforce immediately after high school is a path that many have chosen. It can be a great way to learn about the industry and bring a new perspective to the professions that you may consider for a career. With this path, you can get hands-on experience and develop your skills while avoiding the potential financial burden of college debt. Ready to enter the workforce? CLICK HERE to search for available jobs.





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