A workforce of more than a quarter of a million

With a workforce of more than a quarter of a million within a 75-mile radius, employers looking for a dedicated and loyal workforce will find it in Randolph County.


West Virginia is a Right-to-Work state where people want to work. Randolph County has a long, proud history in mining and the hardwood-related industries. The roots of hard work run deep in our communities, which offer some of the most dependable workers you’ll ever find – workers who invest themselves in the success of their employers. Many prepare for their careers in Elkins with training from the West Virginia Wood Technology Center, which also offers hardwoods businesses individualized workforce training to meet their unique needs.


With a graduation rate of more than 80%, Randolph County schools take workforce education very seriously. In addition to a strong academic curriculum, Randolph County Schools provide equally robust vocational training to students through the Randolph Technical Center, which offers a wide variety of hands-on training programs in high-demand areas.


When it comes to getting the education and skills they need to make a positive impact for your business, our graduates and other residents have a broad range of higher education opportunities, too.


At Pierpont Community & Technical College, students earn certificates and associate degrees in more than 40 high-demand areas of applied sciences and business. Pierpont’s School of Workforce Development works with employers to provide customized training programs, continuing education and professional development opportunities, and specialized testing and certification.


Private colleges and universities also play an important role in preparing workers for Randolph County businesses. Davis & Elkins College is located within the county, and West Virginia Wesleyan College and Alderson-Broaddus University are just a 30-minute drive away. Together, these institutions offer bachelor’s degrees in more than eighty majors, six associate degree programs, eight graduate programs, and seven areas of pre-professional studies.


If your business relies on well prepared, educated, and dedicated workers who consider their company’s success a measure of their own – look no further than Randolph County. The workers you need to succeed are here. We can help you find them. Contact us today!