Economic Development

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The Workforce and Economic Development Division (WED) at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is committed to supporting the college’s mission of providing “accessible, life changing educational opportunities in a safe and supportive environment.” WED’s focus is on improving the personal, professional, technical, economic, and developmental training needs of our students as individuals as well as for our local businesses and industries. We provide high quality, cost effective programs and consulting services which result in improved performance and outcomes for the participating individuals and corporations.

Community Education

Our affordable Community Education Courses offer many aspects, from hobbies such as cooking and gardening, to learning basic skills of photography and computer. We have something for YOU.

Corporate Training

At Workforce & Economic Development’s Corporate Training Center, we strive to provide high quality, training to your entire workforce.


Short Term Programs

These programs are designed to prepare you for a specific profession and get you in the workforce right away. Classes include Aluminum Welding, Phlebotomy and many more.

Small Business Development Center

Providing management consultation and training!