Industrial maintenance craftspeople are needed in every form of industry where machines are used. They are required anytime a piece of machinery or equipment is installed, repositioned, or dismantled. These personnel are also needed to perform preventive and routine scheduled maintenance on this equipment to ensure that it is functioning properly and efficiently.
As technology grows, so does the demand for trained and skilled craftspeople to accommodate these advancements. Whenever a new process is implemented within an existing facility or a new structure, it is the maintenance mechanic who is called upon to ensure a successful project is completed safely and professionally.
The future remains very bright for those people who are willing to pursue the career path of a skilled maintenance mechanic.
Upon completion of either a Certificate Program or the degree offered for Multi-Craft Technology, the student will be competitive to pursue a career as an Industrial Electrical and Instrumentation worker or as a maintenance Multi-Craft technician within any production environment. The student will also be capable of taking the skill sets acquired and work locally or anywhere in the country.
The Workforce and Community Education division at WVU Parkersburg is committed to maintaining an evolving relationship with industry leaders in and around the Mid-Ohio Valley that we call home. We strive to maintain current success rates that have been established by this community of development and progress.
The mutual benefit from our geographic location to support industry growth and the solid work ethics instilled within our graduating students helps to create an environment that remains ripe with employment opportunities.