What is Simulated Workplace?
The West Virginia Department of Education has worked with committee experts from numerous businesses and industries throughout West Virginia to design Simulated Workplace. This new educational initiative has been created to assist schools in implementing workplace environmental protocols that align with West Virginia workforce requirements, including random drug testing, professionalism, attendance and safety. Simulated Workplace has not only enhanced instructional delivery of career education, but has created a more engaged career and technical student. The simulated workplace environment permits students the opportunity to take ownership of their individual performance as it impacts the overall success of their education, while thriving in an authentic workplace culture. Simulated Workplace also encourages local business and industry experts to join onsite review teams to assist schools in meeting their workforce needs and expectations.
2020 Reverse Job Fair
The Reverse Job Fair is a spin on the traditional job fair where CTE Simulated Workplace students host industry specific program booths to showcase their technical skills, portfolios, and talents to employers who are looking to hire skilled workers.
The Reverse Job Fair gives local businesses the opportunity to engage with senior CTE students and learn more about the high quality technical education programs and training with specialized equipment students receive.
WV Department of Education
Division of Governor’s Economic Initiative
Building 6, Suite 825, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0330