West Virginia Women Work, a nineteen-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.

Construction Training for Women

Manufacturing Training for Women

Advocacy and Public Workshops

Recruitment, Networking & Placements

More About Us

  • 3 Active Training Sites
    While 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 Programs
    WVWW 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 Assistance
    West Virginia Women Work can also provide technical assistance including: EEO regulations; Sexual harassment training; and Recruitment and retention strategies.
  • Growth
    Since beginning in 2000, West Virginia Women Work has trained more than 1000 women.
  • Quality Pre-Apprenticeship
    West 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.

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