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.


Transform the culture of Career Technical Education by creating high-quality business and industry learning environments.


Provide students an engaging and relevant curriculum with opportunities to earn industrial state and national certifications.


All Career Technical Education completers are college and career ready.


  • Present curriculum in a relevant and purposeful manner
  • Place business and industry processes directly into Career Technical Education programs
  • Incorporate foundational academic and career ready skill sets
  • Provide students an understanding of all aspects of an industry or business and how their individual success leads to company profitability
  • Provide each student with an understanding and knowledge of how Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), along with ethics, workplace processes, and behavior are integral skills to successful employment

Contact Us

  • WV Department of Education

  • Division of Technical & Adult Education

  • Building 6, Suite 825, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0330

  • Fax: 304.558.3946