The Northeast Cement Shippers Association and the national Coalition for Quality Concrete Flatwork have designated the schools as pilot program partners. The schools will receive supplementary course materials, speakers and plant and jobsite tours. A work-study program is being developed which will allow qualified students to earn while they learn. West Virginia was selected to serve as a national model for the concrete finishing curriculum.
State schools selected for the program include: Putnam County Technical Center, Putnam County; Fayette Plateau Vo-Tech Center, Fayette County; United Technical Center, Harrison/Doddridge/Taylor counties; Academy of Careers and Technology, Raleigh County; Fred W. Eberle Technical Center, Lewis/Upshur/Barbour counties; Marion County Technical Center, Marion County; South Branch Vocational Center, Grant/Hardy/Pendleton counties; James Rumsey Technical Center, Morgan/Jefferson/Berkeley counties; Greenbrier East High School, Greenbrier County; Clay County High School, Clay County; and Mercer County Vo-Tech Center, Mercer County.