WV Forward: Employers Need Tech Workers

Patrick Farrell: Employers Need Tech Workers

West Virginia employers report that they need more tech workers according to WV Forward’s McKinsey & Company report. So how can West Virginia produce Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) grads who can step into those jobs? Exciting steps are being taken to close the gap on this in-demand skill set. By pairing West Virginia’s top-notch work ethic and the right … Read More

Friday 5: Building Your Tech Career

Build your tech career

Ready to start building your tech career? Eager to build your tech career (or side hustle) but not sure where to start? Our weekly roundup of free and low-cost resources will help you grow your technical skills a little each week. Article: The 6 Best Programming Languages to Learn Right Now Video: Who Does What in the Tech Industry? Mobile … Read More

CentralApp graduates six from tech career training program

CentralApp Tech Careers

West Virginia Department of Education launching additional classes across the state this fall Six students recently completed the CentralApp tech career training program, a rigorous apprenticeship designed to help people from coal-mining communities transition to high-tech jobs. The free eight-month program helped participants learn the skills needed to work on the Salesforce platform, a software program powering businesses around the … Read More

Participants in CentralApp program earn in-demand certification

Participants in CentralApp program earn in-demand certification

HUNTINGTON, W.VA. – For Beth Fanning Taylor, a mother and wife living in Raleigh County, the holidays were busier than usual. “I was wrapping presents while watching lectures online… I carried my laptop with me pretty much everywhere” Beth said. “It was all worth it, though, when I passed my certification test.” Beth is one of seven individuals from throughout … Read More

Gazette-Mail: WV’s economic future, potential solutions discussed at Tech Jobs Tour

The Tech Jobs Tour made a stop in Charleston Tuesday to help connect the booming technology sector with workers from all backgrounds. But the conversation inevitably shifted to how the Mountain State can adapt in the face of the declining coal economy. “The hardest lift for us has been in economic development,” said Kris Mallory of Reconnecting McDowell, an organization … Read More