The Office of Governor’s Economic Initiatives works to support partnerships and projects between our Simulated Workplace companies, businesses, state and local government agencies, and other community organizations. These collaborative community partnerships create opportunities for our students to gain authentic work experiences, enhance their leadership and technical skills, and make a long term economic impact in communities across our state.
Simulated Workplace companies are being asked to help our State Parks. Our Parks are in need of a face lift, and our Simulated Workplace companies have the skills and creativity to lend a hand. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has received a grant to purchase materials, but are in need of skilled craftsmen to produce high quality products.
Simulated Workplace company student leaders will work directly with local Park Superintendents to layout project plans and develop job contracts for both onsite work and work that can be completed within your Simulated Workplace company’s lab areas.
Simulated Workplace Computer Repair companies are being asked to use their knowledge to assist the Second Launch program in repairing used computers. The project is so amazing, because it takes old government computers and makes them new again, and the best part is that the counties get to keep the repaired computers! For more information, please watch the video below.
Salesforce Coding Pilot
A West Virginia collaborative computer coding initiative, that allows adult students to participate in a paid apprenticeship training program while earning advanced certifications within the information technology career cluster. The pilot program was established in fall 2017, and housed in 4 counties (Wyoming, Fayette, Wayne, & Cabell).
For additional information, please contact the West Virginia Department of Education at 304.558.2389.
The Office of the Governor’s Economic Initiatives invites you to submit project ideas that impact the economy of your community or our state.