The West Virginia Department of Education has worked with
committee experts from numerous businesses and industries
throughout West Virginia to design Simulated Workplace.
This new educational initiative has been created to assist
schools in implementing workplace environmental protocols
that align with West Virginia workforce requirements,
including random drug testing, professionalism, attendance
and safety. Simulated Workplace has not only enhanced
instructional delivery of career education, but has created
a more engaged career and technical student. The simulated
workplace environment permits students the opportunity to
take ownership of their individual performance as it impacts
the overall success of their education, while thriving in an
authentic workplace culture. Simulated Workplace also
encourages local business and industry experts to join
onsite review teams to assist schools in meeting their
workforce needs and expectations.
Simulated Workplace has achieved the following successes during its pilot phases:
502 CTE Classroom Participating
Over 13,000 CTE Students Participating (SY2015)
98.4% Drug Free
97% Student Satisfaction
National and International Visits to WV
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