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.
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.
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At Workforce & Economic Development’s Corporate Training Center, we strive to provide high quality, training to your entire workforce.
Workforce and Economic Development also offers a wide variety of corporate, construction and manufacturing safety training. Listed below are a few selected courses we currently teach. Other training opportunities can be developed by trained experts in the field as needs arise.
Online Training with Ed2go
Online classes through WVU Parkersburg’s Workforce & Economic Development are an easy, affordable way for you to get the training you need to take your career to the next level.
Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Center located at West Virginia University at Parkersburg is dedicated to providing service to the region’s business community.