Governor’s Guaranteed Work Force Program

Jeff Huffman | 304.558.2234 |

The Governor’s Guaranteed Work Force Program provides financial and technical assistance to West Virginia’s new and expanding businesses for training, retraining, or for upgrading the skills of existing and new employees. The program emphasizes employee training specifically designed to accommodate the needs of individual employers.

The Governor’s Guaranteed Work Force Program helps West Virginia’s businesses progress to the next level of competition. From apprenticeships to global training centers, West Virginia’s work force is on the move, sharpening skills and improving productivity.

Since 1991, the program has awarded more than $54 million to employers and has trained nearly 200,000 workers. Last year, the state dedicated $2.78 million to improve work force quality and participating companies invested more than $66.1 million to train employees. In all, more than 8,600 workers received training through the Governor’s Guaranteed Work Force Program in fiscal year 2009.

To be eligible to receive funding, a company must provide documentation that they are compliant with the West Virginia Department of Tax and Revenue, Unemployment Compensation and Worker’s Compensation.

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