In October 2022, WDB-MOV was awarded a $1.49M ARC Power grant through their project “Seeing West Virginia’s Future Through a Different Lens.” The project will help WBD-MOV develop and revitalize the workforce in the Mid-Ohio Valley region by combining VR career exploration and job training sims in key industries with wraparound services from local providers.
The initiative is designed to provide multigenerational support, starting with eighth graders and will expand to serve unemployed, underemployed, or non-participating adults across nine coal-impacted and economically distressed counties.
Over the three-year grant period, the project is expected to benefit 2,850 adult workers/trainees and 2,970 students, helping them identify talents and career interests and raise awareness of opportunities in in-demand occupations, as well as enable them to earn a professional credential or certification.
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