Randolph County, West Virginia offers a workforce well-prepared for manufacturing. Randolph County schools have made workforce education a high priority, and with a graduation rate of more than 80%, they’re clearly doing a good job of it.
The Randolph Technical Center offers students the opportunity for hands-on training in several areas of importance to today’s manufacturers, including computer numerical control (CNC) operation, machining, assembly, welding, three-dimensional (3D) printing, and many others.
Many of the center’s students go on to attend nearby Pierpont Community and Technical College to earn certificates and associate degrees in advanced manufacturing, maintenance technology, design engineering, technical studies, and several others areas.
West Virginia Wood Technology Center offers coursework focusing on CAD training, CNC programming and operation, and use of the BobCAD-CAM system. An on-site practice lab allows students to apply the skills they learn in the classroom. WVWTC works closely with local employers to customize training programs for new and existing employees to ensure the workforce is always well prepared.
With the county’s long history of woodworking, manufacturers of cabinetry, flooring, lumber, custom wood products will find a highly-skilled multigenerational workforce that takes pride in a strong tradition of fine craftsmanship.
Easy access to suppliers and markets is another important factor manufacturers must consider. Randolph County offers outstanding access to interstate highways in all directions and connections by CSX rail that can extend your reach to the entire eastern half of the United States and southern Canada. They also provide easy access to deep water ports all along the eastern seaboard connecting your business to markets all over the world.
Contact us today to learn more about all the advantages Randolph County, West Virginia has to offer manufacturers.