COVID-19 CORONA VIRUS UPDATE

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COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES ARE IN EFFECT!

How we are protecting our students & instructors:

In Step Up, we teach you all about safety. We have OSHA-10 classes which you will receive a certificate for. We also have facemasks, hand sanitizer, no touch thermometers (we will keep a daily log of temps), soap, disinfectant for the classroom, small class sizes, small groups, separation of students inside, and as much time as possible spent outdoors!Step Up for Women is a tuition free employment based skilled trades training program designed to prepare adult women for entry level positions in the construction industry and registered apprenticeships.

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West Virginia Women Work is striving to fulfill our mission during the COVID-19 crisis. As of May 1, 2020, we have decided to postpose the Step Up for Women Advanced Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship.

At this time, the Step Up for Women Construction Pre-Apprenticeship scheduled to begin in August is accepting applications. We are developing new ways to serve our community while practicing social distancing. Please sign up to receive emails on our website or follow us on Facebook at /wvwomenwork where we will announce a community needs survey and our plans going forward. Thank you to our staff and community for continuing to support our goal of empowering women during this difficult time. 

 

COVID-19 RESOURCES

 

COMMUNITY SURVEY

Please CLICK HERE to fill out a community survey that will help us to determine and meet current needs of the people of WV. 

 

RESOURCES CHART

Our staff is collecting information about resources available to WV tradeswomen and pre-apprentices in the list below. Navigate through the tabbed topics by clicking the blue labels at the bottom of the chart. If you have additional resources that could be added, please email the details to admin@wvwomenwork.org. 

 

GRADUATES & CURRENT STUDENTS MAY REQUEST SUPPLIES

CLICK HERE to request critical safety supplies needed at work and at home to slow the spread of the corona virus. Submitting this form will assist us in gauging and cataloging the needs of our graduates, students and partners. Please note, submission of this form does not guarantee WVWW will be able to provide you with a supply package. 

 


OUR MISSION

West Virginia Women Work is a statewide nonprofit organization that supports and advocates for the education, employment and economic equity for all women. We achieve this goal through a comprehensive program of recruitment, training, referrals, placements, networking, advocacy, retention activities and public workshops. 

While the nonprofit’s headquarters is in Morgantown, there are presently two active skilled trades training sites (Step Up for Women Construction) located in the state – North Central West Virginia (Morgantown) and Kanawha Valley (Charleston). Two new advanced manufacturing sites (Step Up for Women Manufacturing) have been opened since 2016 in Huntington and Bridgeport. This program boasts an 80% job placement rate with new graduates earning a minimum of $3 more per hour than a traditional job.