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Workforce & Economic Development at WVU Parkersburg offers unique opportunities for innovative education and training. Workforce & Economic Development advocates for, develops and administers tools for a comprehensive and responsive workforce. We offer community and continuing education programs dedicated to developing top-notch practitioners in order to increase employee recruitment, development and retention in the region.

Workforce & Economic Development provides these programs and services consistent with WVU Parkersburg’s mission to meet the needs of government agencies, businesses, labor, educational institutions and other areas of economic development within our service area and region. Workforce & Economic Development works in collaboration with numerous partners for action planning to address the region’s existing career learning needs in addition to anticipated evolving workforce and economic developments.

WVU Parkersburg’s Workforce & Economic Development division consist of outstanding faculty and trainers with diverse backgrounds and expertise. Our staff, faculty and trainers provide excellence in education and training. You can be confident you will receive outstanding instruction.

As technology changes and economic development emerges, Workforce & Economic Development responds by creating new programs, examples of which include entrepreneurship, welding and design. Workforce & Economic Development thrives within the domains of technology, healthcare, manufacturing and business. We combine our expertise and innovation to tackle the challenges of the 21st century and take your organization to the next level. We also assist in career advancement for individuals. Our long-term plan calls for establishing eminence in key areas of allied health, small business development, technology, manufacturing and various other industry as well as leadership and personal enrichment.

As WED continues to grow, we are enhancing our programs to recognized prominence for both students and stakeholders/partners. For students, I encourage you to take full advantage of the many trainings, workshops and professional development opportunities offered by Workforce & Economic Development at WVU Parkersburg. In addition, I welcome any interest in Workforce & Economic Development from potential collaborators in businesses, government agencies, industry and educational institutions.

We invite you to explore our website and check out the complete listing and to learn more about our programs.

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Michele Wilson Executive Director Workforce & Economic Development
Work Phone: 304.424.8355
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