Adult Education & Employment Resources

Lesson 101

Lesson 201

  • TASC Test
    offers various resources for individuals looking to complete the TASC test including practice exams, testing tips, and background information
  • Get Educated
    provides resources regarding higher learning. Article attached discusses schools which accept life experience as college credits pros/cons
  • Noodle
    provides hundreds of articles for individuals to assist in deciding career paths, possible schooling options, finances, and more. Can create an online profile to link with other students, professionals, and potential schools
  • Career One Stop
    offers resources such as resume builders, job searches, interview tips and questions, education searches, and more. Offers a review of all careers including salary, training needed, description of the position, advancement, and need.
  • Kids in the House
    this is a parenting website and primarily focuses on child development and parenting, but there are many videos surrounding adult education, money management, single parent household, being a working mother (emotional and practical information), and more
  • O-Net Online
    has a job search tool which allows the individual to search by skill set. Has an assessment to determine what area would be a good fit for employment
  • Indeed.com
    website pulls information from all other job search sites to provide individuals with a full list of career options. Link attached is their career guide which provides interview questions, resume templates and tips, cover letter tips, and a lot of other resources
  • College Foundation of West Virginia
    website is a free college and career planning resource that helps students and families plan, apply, and pay for college.
  • Community & Technical College System of WV
    provides info about WV Community & Technical Colleges
  • WV Adult Education
    helps adult learners gain skills needed to obtain a job, advance in their current job, or enter a new career field.
  • WV Office of Special Education
    office within the WV Department of Education responsible for educational supports for children and youth with learning difficulties.
  • West Virginia Invests
    state funded grant program which offers full tuition payment (after all other grants/scholarships) to individuals who are wanting to go to a certificate program or 2 year degree program. Priority for funding given to high demand fields.
  • Catholic Charities of WV
    provides free courses statewide for preparedness with testing including TASC and Adult Basic Education
  • WV Workforce
    provides information and resources to assist adults in gaining training and education needed for a career. Has assessments to determine what field would be a good fit.
  • Higher Education Adult Part Time Student (HEAPS) Grant
    grant for part time adult students to encourage and enable West Virginia students that demonstrate financial need to continue their education on a part-time basis at the post-secondary level.
  • WorkForce West Virginia
    a one-stop center for work force resources, including job opportunities, unemployment compensation, training, and workforce development services.
  • Headed2 Career Simulator for West Virginia
    a career exploration and planning system designed especially for students.
  • WV Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, Inc. (WVARF)
    serves as the state’s Central Nonprofit Agency, linking people with disabilities to meaningful employment opportunities.
  • WV Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)
    helps people with disabilities establish and reach their vocational goals.
  • WV Joint Apprenticeship Programs
    provides current information on apprenticeship programs in West Virginia and surrounding areas.
  • WV Advanced Career Education (ACE)
    offers credentials, certifications, and licenses in growing industries across the state to make you more valuable in today’s job market. Provides direct links to each school and finds schools/programs close by
  • WV Women Work
    offers free training in the area of construction and manufacturing. Once trained the program assists in finding gainful employment
  • WV Small Business Development Center
    For individuals who would like to own their own business the center provides certified business coaches for free to assist with the entire process of starting a business
  • Union Mission Vocational Advancement Program – for individuals within their shelter programs they can utilize the vocational advancement program to seek education needed for employment. With the assistance of the mission they provide a 2 month unpaid internship within the community to build work experience

Lesson 301

  • TASC Test
    offers various resources for individuals looking to complete the TASC test including practice exams, testing tips, and background information
  • Get Educated
    provides resources regarding higher learning. Article attached discusses schools which accept life experience as college credits pros/cons
  • Noodle
    provides hundreds of articles for individuals to assist in deciding career paths, possible schooling options, finances, and more. Can create an online profile to link with other students, professionals, and potential schools
  • Career One Stop
    offers resources such as resume builders, job searches, interview tips and questions, education searches, and more. Offers a review of all careers including salary, training needed, description of the position, advancement, and need.
  • Kids in the House
    this is a parenting website and primarily focuses on child development and parenting, but there are many videos surrounding adult education, money management, single parent household, being a working mother (emotional and practical information), and more
  • O-Net Online
    has a job search tool which allows the individual to search by skill set. Has an assessment to determine what area would be a good fit for employment
  • Indeed.com
    website pulls information from all other job search sites to provide individuals with a full list of career options. Link attached is their career guide which provides interview questions, resume templates and tips, cover letter tips, and a lot of other resources
  • College Foundation of West Virginia
    website is a free college and career planning resource that helps students and families plan, apply, and pay for college.
  • Community & Technical College System of WV
    provides info about WV Community & Technical Colleges
  • WV Adult Education helps adult learners gain skills needed to obtain a job, advance in their current job, or enter a new career field.
  • WV Office of Special Education
    office within the WV Department of Education responsible for educational supports for children and youth with learning difficulties.
  • West Virginia Invests
    state funded grant program which offers full tuition payment (after all other grants/scholarships) to individuals who are wanting to go to a certificate program or 2 year degree program. Priority for funding given to high demand fields.
  • Catholic Charities of WV
    provides free courses statewide for preparedness with testing including TASC and Adult Basic Education
  • WV Workforce
    provides information and resources to assist adults in gaining training and education needed for a career. Has assessments to determine what field would be a good fit.
  • Higher Education Adult Part Time Student (HEAPS) Grant
    grant for part time adult students to encourage and enable West Virginia students that demonstrate financial need to continue their education on a part-time basis at the post-secondary level.
  • WorkForce West Virginia
    a one-stop center for work force resources, including job opportunities, unemployment compensation, training, and workforce development services.
  • Headed2 Career Simulator for West Virginia
    a career exploration and planning system designed especially for students.
  • WV Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, Inc. (WVARF)
    serves as the state’s Central Nonprofit Agency, linking people with disabilities to meaningful employment opportunities.
  • WV Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)
    helps people with disabilities establish and reach their vocational goals.
  • WV Joint Apprenticeship Programs
    provides current information on apprenticeship programs in West Virginia and surrounding areas.
  • WV Advanced Career Education (ACE)
    offers credentials, certifications, and licenses in growing industries across the state to make you more valuable in today’s job market. Provides direct links to each school and finds schools/programs close by
  • WV Women Work
    offers free training in the area of construction and manufacturing. Once trained the program assists in finding gainful employment
  • WV Small Business Development Center
    for individuals who would like to own their own business the center provides certified business coaches for free to assist with the entire process of starting a business
  • Union Mission Vocational Advancement Program
    for individuals within their shelter programs they can utilize the vocational advancement program to seek education needed for employment. With the assistance of the mission they provide a 2 month unpaid internship within the community to build work experience
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