Workforce training programs are designed to introduce new skills or improve worker’s abilities to enable long-term success for both employees and their employers.

Expert instructors, typically with related field experience, deliver specific skill or skill set training; focusing on the knowledge and competencies needed to enter the workforce or respond to ongoing changes in the industry. Training can be provided in flexible formats including instructor led in-person, virtually, or a hybrid combination. Many workforce training programs result in valuable industry or nationally recognized credentials. Although most training is non-credit, all programs can be transferred to an academic degree program, allowing workers to continue to advance in their careers.


Center for Workforce Education
Phone: (304) 367-4920

Current Workforce Training Programs

Underground Miner “Red Hat” Training
Pierpont offers an 80-hour course to complete the requirements for Underground Miner Certification MSHA-5000.23.
This course will provide the necessary safety skills to qualify and complete the exam.

Course Schedule
September 12 – 30 (3 weeks)
Monday – Friday
5 – 10:30 p.m.

Home Inspector Training
Interested in becoming a home inspector? Pierpont offers an 80-hour course in partnership with Home Inspector Training Institute. This course will give you the knowledge and skills necessary for the certification of home inspectors for the state of West Virginia.

Course Schedule
September 19 – 29
Monday – Thursday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Starting Your Own Business: The Entrepreneur’s Essentials

This course is designed to start, run, and grow a business you can be proud of, and includes the Entrepreneurs’ Essential Guide.

Course Schedule
October 3, 2022
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM