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.

Contact Us

  • WV Department of Education

  • Division of Governor’s Economic Initiative

  • Building 6, Room 221, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0330

  • Phone: 304.558.2389

  • Fax: 304.558.3946

Are you an employer looking to recruit a skilled, industry-certified workforce to grow your business? The West Virginia Department of Education and the West Virginia Development Office's Apprenticeship In Motion (AIM) Initiative is hosting a series of Reverse Job Fairs at Career Technical Education (CTE) Centers across the Mountain State.

The Reverse Job Fair is a spin on the traditional job fair where CTE Simulated Workplace students will setup industry specific program booths to showcase their technical skills, portfolios, and talents to employers who are looking to hire skilled workers. Join us for 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 to meet your business needs.

April 25 - JDR Career Center - New Cumberland May 3 - Monongalia County Technical Education Center - Morgantown May 8 - James Rumsey Technical Institute - Martinsburg April 26 - Mid-Ohio Valley Technical Institute - St. Marys April 30 - Spring Valley Career and Technical Education Center - Huntington April 23 - Fayette Institute of Technology - Oak Hill May 7 - Randolph Technical Center - Elkins May 1 - Carver Career Center - Charleston May 1 - Carver Career Center - Charleston Apprenticeship in Motion - AIM - West Virginia West Virginia Department of Education West Virginia Development Office