West Virginia’s Career and Technical Education programs are transforming into real-world workplaces. Instructors just like you are turning their classrooms and shops into Simulated Workplaces across the state.

The following links have been designed to assist you and your administrators in being able to implement the Simulated Workplace program into your classroom.

If at any time during your implementation of the Simulated Workplace program questions arise, please do not hesitate to contact us at 304-558-2389. We are here to help you make the Simulated Workplace program a success.

The Simulated Workplace environment (WVBOE Policies 2510 & 2520.13) is governed by a set of protocols to assure consistency and quality in the local implementation of the concept. These protocols embrace the following requirements:

Simulated Workplace — Where Classrooms Shift to Workplace Company Settings:

Starting a business is no easy task; however, all successful businesses have one thing in common: attention to detail. The following guide will assist instructors and students in developing a successful Simulated Workplace environment.


  1. Hire a workforce: Work with the administrator and/or counselor to arrange a time to conduct an application and interview process for enrolling students.


  1. Review what Simulated Workplace is and student expectations including:
    • Transforming the classroom into a workplace/job site
    • Time clocks and attendance
    • Drug testing policy
    • Student portfolios
    • Safety
    • 5S environment: Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Sustain
    • CTE core curriculum
  2. Begin communication with parents/guardians about Simulated Workplace expectations.
  3. Develop a company name
  4. Begin developing and reviewing your company business structure with students. Include: protocol review
    • company Handbook
    • organizational chart
    • work teams and job roles
    • expected projects
    • process and protocols for preparing for the CTE Technical Assessment
    • process for documenting company data
  5. Assign students to teams and job roles within the teams.
  6. Complete Safety Training with a 100% pass rate.
  7. Review the Business & Industry Scorecard with students to prepare for the onsite business review.