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program will focus on workforce delivery programs that develop high-performance
work organizations and provide workers with world-class transferable skills
enabling them to master technology and foster innovation.
4.2. The program will provide the development
of specific occupational/technical competencies and workforce skills in
critical thinking, problem solving, ability to work in teams, communication,
math, science and other critical competencies required for West Virginia
workers and companies to be competitive in a global economy.
4.3. The emphasis of the program is
skill-based training that can be certified through national, state or local
assessments resulting in a credential and meeting the economic development
goals of the state as determined by the West Virginia Development
4.4. The program is
intended to provide services to West Virginia companies, but may provide
education or training at out-of-state locations with the approval of the
Council or Chancellor of the Council (Chancellor).
The West Virginia Advance program will
focus on providing services to employers or individuals that have a positive
economic outcome on West Virginia. The program will support projects for:
4.5.a. Existing West Virginia companies that
are expanding and creating new jobs;
4.5.b. Existing West Virginia companies that
are requiring employees to obtain new job skills in order to retain their
positions and keep or make the company more competitive;
4.5.c. Existing West Virginia companies that
are upgrading present employees to access high-skill, high-wage occupations
within the company;
Companies or industry sectors or clusters that are targeted by the West
Virginia Development Office as critical to West Virginia's economic
4.5.e. New companies
locating in West Virginia that require a skilled workforce for
4.5.f. West Virginia
Development Office projects, targeted industries or local economic development
training or preparation to enter a program leading to a high-demand
displaced by company closings or reductions in the workforce.
4.5.i. Entrepreneurship development programs
that have a positive economic impact on a region or community, particularly
rural areas, and produce individual employment opportunities.