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WV WOMEN WORK
West Virginia Women Work, an eighteen-year-old statewide nonprofit organization, that supports and advocates for the education, employment and economic equity for all women. We achieve this goal through a comprehensive program of recruitment, training, referrals, placements, networking, advocacy, retention activities and public workshops.
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3 Active Training SitesWhile the nonprofit’s headquarters is in Morgantown, there are presently three active skilled trades training sites (Step-Up for Women Construction) located in the state – North Central West Virginia (Morgantown), Kanawha Valley (Charleston) and Northern Panhandle (Wheeling). This program boasts an 80% job placement rate with new graduates earning a minimum of $3 more per hour than a traditional job.
New Manufacturing ProgramsWVWW has two new pilot training sites located in Huntington, WV and Bridgeport, WV. This site is the Step Up for Women Advanced Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship Program. Women in this program will learn about high tech (CNC) machining along with the resource classes offered at our construction training sites.
Technical AssistanceWest Virginia Women Work can also provide technical assistance including: EEO regulations; Sexual harassment training; and Recruitment and retention strategies.
GrowthSince beginning in 2000, West Virginia Women Work has trained more than 1000 women.
Quality Pre-ApprenticeshipWest Virginia is the only pre-apprenticeship program in the state of West Virginia to be recognized under the U.S. Department of Labor Ten 13-12, Training and Employment Notice, as a quality pre-apprenticeship program.
WV Women Works Web Sites
If you’d like to learn more about WV Women Work or stay connected, please visit one of our sites below.