Dislocated Coal Miners

Are you a coal miner laid off on or after March 1st, 2012? Was your work site in West Virginia? Did you apply for and receive Unemployment Benefits? If so, you may be eligible for retraining services under a National Emergency Grant (NEG) from the U.S Department of Labor.

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SNAP E&T Program

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment & Training (SNAP E&T) program promotes long-term self-sufficiency by preparing SNAP recipients for employment through work-related education and training activities, therebydecreasing dependency on assistance programs.

For additional information on this program, please contact Sandi Moore at 304-253-7525. or click below.

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On The Job Training

The Workforce Investment Act – On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program provides individuals with the opportunity for occupational training by working on the job. The employer, in turn, is compensated for 50-90% percent of the wages of the participant while in training.

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Youth Connections

Whether you’ve always dreamed of opening your own business, becoming a leader in your community, going to college, or being a mentor to someone in your life, the Region 1 Youth Connections Program can help you to succeed in your goals. You will have the opportunity to prepare yourself for your future by participating in activities such as: Leadership Development, Occupational Skills Training, Mentorship/Job Shadowing, Career Exploration, and Paid on the Job Training.

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The goal of Region 1 Business Services is to provide and maintain value-added workforce development and training services to best meet the needs of business and industry.  The Workforce West Virginia partners will collaborate to provide excellent customer service and ensure that workforce or training needs of both large and small businesses in Region 1 are addressed in an efficient and effective manner.

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Region 1 Workforce Investment Board

A Message From the Executive Director

“Welcome to the Region 1 Workforce Investment Board’s Website.  Our purpose is “to encourage economic and workforce expansion partnerships that develop and sustain productive employees for business, and generate thriving communities for our residents”.

The Region 1 WORKFORCE West Virginia Career Centers can assist you in a variety of ways. Whether you represent a business or you are a job seeker in search of another career, you are invited to put your local WORKFORCE WV Career Center to work for you. All the resources you need to find, to train and retain employees, or to land the job you want is right here.  The majority of services provided are at no cost to you, and our top-notch professional staff members are always ready to help.

To learn more about the Region 1 Workforce Investment Board and the services we offer to job seekers and businesses, please browse our website. We are here to support you and are committed to ensuring you have a first-rate experience utilizing the services we offer.

If you want to speak with someone regarding a recent experience at any of Region 1 WORKFORCE West Virginia Career Centers, feel free to contact us. Your feedback and suggestions are very important to us.

From job seekers to business owners– if you have a need we can help.”

Angela Henson Executive Director, Region 1 Workforce Investment Board

A Message From Our Team

It gives me personal satisfaction to assist our customers with furthering their education or being trained for a new career. I’m thankful to have an opportunity to be helpful to others.

Bryan Belcher

Workforce Advisor, R1WIB

I have found my niche in Workforce Development. I feel that my team and I are truly making a difference.“To love what you do and feel that it matters—how could anything be more fun?”- Catherine Graham

Bridgit Scruggs

Business and Programs Coordinator, R1WIB

Employers, would you like to train employees your way and get reimbursed to offset training costs?  Learn how On-the-Job Training can help improve your bottom line.

Robin Morgan

Business Services Manager, R1WIB

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Center Beckley, WV 25801

Office: 304.253.3611
Fax: 304.253.0176


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