As part of a two year Corporation For Public Broadcasting Grant, WVPB has consistently sounded the call about alternative pathways to good jobs through our American Graduate program. Through partnering with schools, labor and community organizations it was determined that the general public was unaware of all the opportunities and pathways that existed to find good jobs beyond high school.

Beginning Labor Day, West Virginia Public Broadcasting will air brief segments focused on helping West Virginians learn about job training opportunities that pay livable wages for high-demand jobs.

Apprenticeships are a great way to enter a number of well-paying occupations in the manufacturing, construction, health care, and transportation industries.

An apprentice gains hands-on work experience in an occupation, while also taking classroom instruction. Apprenticeship programs are sponsored by employers, labor unions and associations. Programs can last between one and six years and provide wage increases as you gain work experience. Minimum qualifications must be met to apply.