Technical/Vocational Education & Training

1018 Kanawha Blvd East, Suite 700

West Virginia Invests is a last-dollar-in1 financial aid program designed to cover the cost of tuition, mandatory fees and academic program fees2 for certificate or associate degree programs in specific high-demand fields, as determined by the West Virginia Department of Commerce, at a participating West Virginia public two- or four-year institution.

The Governor’s Workforce Credential (GWC) signifies a student’s knowledge of business processes within a Simulated Workplace environment

Simulated Workplace
Provide students an engaging and relevant curriculum with opportunities to earn industrial state and national certifications

Giving students a clear picture of how to enter the profession and a shorter, more affordable way to progress through the education they need. The pathways include dual credit for high school
students with community and technical colleges plus seamless transition to bachelor’s degrees in nursing and employment as nursing assistants, licensed practical nurses, and registered nurses. 
Assistance with identifying and obtaining credentials, certifications, and licenses in growing industries across West Virginia

The WV Adult Education programs build skills for success by providing adults with the opportunity to acquire and improve functional skills necessary to enhance the quality of their lives as workers, family members, and citizens. These programs play an important role in fostering productive employment, effective citizenship, personal and family growth, self-esteem, and dignity for adult learners.