W.Va. Releases Career Pathways Publication; New Website to Follow

August 12, 2010

CHARLESTON, W.Va. At a time when many Americans find themselves unemployed, the West Virginia Department of Education wants people to know that expanding their employment options is as close as their local career and technical education centers.

The publication, “West Virginia Career Pathways: A Bridge to Opportunities,” provides parents students and working adults with career information about jobs in West Virginia. More than 100 occupations, their average salaries and potential openings are listed in the publication. Information on West Virginia career and technical centers and the state’s community and technical colleges also is included, the state Board of Education learned Thursday during its monthly meeting.

"West Virginia Career Pathways equip students, parents and other adults with the knowledge they need to make wise career decisions in today's demanding global economy,” said state Superintendent of Schools Steve Paine. "Career and technical education is a first-class ticket to a high-paying job and a solid career in the 21st century."

Information in the career pathways publication also is to be posted on a website, www.wvcareerpathways.com, which is scheduled to be fully operational by September. The project is a joint effort between the West Virginia Department of Education and the Community and Technical College of West Virginia.

For more information, contact the Office of Communications at 304-558-2699.

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