Job Training for West Virginia

West Virginia Job Training
“Mountain State”

West Virginia presents you with specific training opportunities for the largest and fastest growing:

  • industrial sectors
  • occupations
  • companies

But first, let’s take a quick look at the overall economy and key industrial locations.

West Virginia Economic Overview

In 2016, West Virginia Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ranked 40th with over $73 billion and ranked 48th with a per capita GDP over $36,000. For June 2017, West Virginia had an employed workforce of over 740,000 and an unemployment rate of 4.6%. For 2016, West Virginia ranked 13th on cost of living.

The following shows per capita gross state product for the last 20 years, relative to the America at large; West Virginia’s rank on this measure has been flat from 47th to 47th.

West Virginia Income Per PersonWest Virginia Locations for Job Training

Here at OJT.com, we can help you get the on-the-job training you need for your business anywhere in West Virginia, including the following major cities:

  • West Virginia Locations for Job TrainingBeckley
  • Charleston
  • Cumberland
  • Hagerstown
  • Huntington
  • Morgantown
  • Parkersburg
  • Washington
    • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
  • Weirton
  • Wheeling
  • Winchester

West Virginia Industries for Job Training

OJT.com connects you with training providers that support all the major West Virginia industries. The chart below shows the percentage of the economy, in terms of jobs, that various industry supersectors contribute to the West Virginia economy, relative to the percentage that those sectors contribute to the overall U.S. economy.

West Virginia Sector Sizes

West Virginia OJT supersectors with a proportionate part of their workforce that is 2% or more than the country at large are the Government supersector, the Other Services supersector, the Mining and Logging supersector, and the Education & Health Services supersector.

Government. This supersector includes the following subsectors:

Government is the top supersector in West Virginia, with over 150,000 employed in this supersector (June 2017). Companies reporting the most single site employees in this supersector are:

  • The Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency
  • Health and Human Resources, West Virginia Department of
  • Air Force, United States Department of the
  • Transportation, West Virginia Department of
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation

Other Services. This supersector includes the following subsectors:

Other Services is one of the top supersectors in West Virginia, relative to the rest of America, with over 54,000 employed (June 2017). Companies reporting the most single site employees in this supersector are:

  • Pratt & Whitney Engine Services Inc
  • Autism Services Center, Incorporated
  • North Central West Virginia Community Action Association
  • M J Electric Enterprise, Inc.
  • Ulta Beauty, Inc.

Mining and Logging. This supersector includes the following subsectors:

Mining and Logging is one of the top supersectors in West Virginia, relative to the nation, with over 22,000 employed (June 2017). Companies reporting the most single site employees in this supersector are:

  • Marfork Coal Company, Inc.
  • Alex Energy, Inc.
  • Green Valley Coal Company
  • Seneca North American Coal LLC
  • Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.

Education and Health Services. This supersector includes the following subsectors:

Education & Health Services is one of the top supersectors in West Virginia, relative to the nation, with over 130,000 employed (June 2017). Companies reporting the most single site employees in this supersector are:

  • Charleston Area Medical Center, Inc.
  • West Virginia University
  • Kanawha County Board of Education
  • Camc Health System, Inc.
  • Veterans Health Administration

West Virginia Growth Industries for Job Training

The following chart shows the growth of the major supersectors over the last year, from June 2016 thru June 2017, relative to the growth of those sectors for the country at large.

West Virginia Sector Growth

The West Virginia OJT industry that grew its workforce 2% or more than the country at large is the Mining and Logging supersector.

Mining and Logging. This supersector includes the following subsectors:

Mining and Logging is the top growth industry in West Virginia, relative to the rest of America, with 22,000 employed (2.9% of the employed workforce) in this supersector (June 2017). Mining and Logging employment growth between June 1016 and June 2017 grew 12.2% while the national average grew 4.8%.

West Virginia Occupations for Job Training

The following shows West Virginia occupations with the largest proportion of employees, relative to the rest of the nation. For example, a location quotient of “5” indicates that the percentage of employees in the occupation is five times greater than for the entire nation.

West Virginia Job Opportunities

West Virginia Job Training Providers

West Virginia has a variety of different training opportunities that you can access on the state government website, see West Virginia Training. See OJT trainers in West Virginia for additional training providers.

At OJT.com, we connect you with the best on-the-job training programs and on-the-job training providers in West Virginia. Whether you are looking for job training manuals, job training videos, on the job training programs, or any other sort of job training programs in West Virginia, OJT.com can help you.

Drop OJT.com a line today and let us help you with your job training needs! 

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