West Virginia’s Apprenticeship & Training Site
Welcome to the West Virginia Apprenticeship site. Our goal is to promote the apprenticeship system and provide current information on apprenticeship programs in West Virginia and surrounding areas.
Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation.
Apprenticeship programs are operated on a voluntary basis by employers, employer associations, or management and labor groups (unions). Federal and State Governments are also involved in that they promote the establishment of apprentice programs and provide technical assistance to program sponsors. The related classroom instruction is usually given in the program sponsor’s training facility. Most trades require three to five years to complete a program.
Apprenticeship is a proven system of training that benefits workers, companies and our communities.
This site has a focus on construction apprenticeship because it is the most active area for programs. Use the “Find a Program” page to locate programs by County or by Craft.