Aug 17, 2022  
Fall 2022 Academic Catalog 
    
Fall 2022 Academic Catalog

Center for Workforce Education


Community Education Courses

Continuing Education

Workforce Education Online Courses

Workforce Training and Customized Programs


Annual Notification: All career and technical education courses and programs are offered at Pierpont regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability.

Center for Workforce Education 
(304) 367-4920
CWE@pierpont.edu 
https://www.pierpont.edu/CWE
 

Nancy Ligus
Director- Workforce, Continuing Education, and Economic Development
nligus@pierpont.edu
(304)366-8912


The Center for Workforce Education (CWE) at Pierpont Community & Technical College specializes in non-credit, short-term training and education programs designed to provide job seekers with career employment skills; and for those employed, offers progressive skills training leading to wage increases and career advancement.   Through Continuing Education, Workforce Training, and Customized Training programs, individuals can participate with flexible scheduling and styles, including online, instructor-led, and hybrid combination.

Additionally, the Center offers Community Education with personally enriching programming throughout the year.

For more information on any of these services, contact the Center for Workforce Education.

Instructors are always needed!  Expertise ranges from academic credentials and subject matter expertise to passion and willingness to share your talents to provide a learning experience with the highest level of student success.  If you have a skill, ability, or applied knowledge and would like to teach a non-credit course, please contact the Center for Workforce Education. 

Financial Aid may be available for Center for Workforce Education courses and training.  Please contact Pierpont's Financial Aid office for more details.


Community Education Courses

Fun and affordable, these single courses and seminars focus on personal enrichment, cultural interests, and lifelong skills. Community education is offered throughout the year and open to all interested persons.  Examples include:

  • Coupon $ense
  • Decorative Cookies
  • Discovering Your Roots
  • Pasta making
  • Stained Glass
  • Microsoft Excel- Beginners
  • Google at Home
  • Small engine repair basics

Check back on the Community Education page for the current scheduled classes!

Instructors are always needed!  Expertise ranges from academic credentials and subject matter expertise to passion and willingness to share your talents to provide a learning experience with the highest level of student success.  If you have a skill, ability, or applied knowledge and would like to teach a non-credit course, please contact the Center for Workforce Education. 

Financial Aid may be available for Center for Workforce Education courses and training.  Please contact Pierpont's Financial Aid office for more details.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education is lifelong learning beyond a degree or certificate program that ensures professionals have the latest knowledge in their fields.

Continuing Education programs are occupation based and offer skills that today's workforce need to be effective and marketable. High-demand occupations in healthcare, energy, and information technology as well as entrepreneurs are currently experiencing growth and need qualified workers.  These programs are a fast-track option, open to anyone wishing to start a career or advance in their current profession. 

Workforce Education Online Courses

Pierpont Community & Technical College has partnered with World Ed to provide short-term online training and personal enrichment courses. A full complement of high-quality online courses are offered in multiple career categories.  Most are self-paced, although some provide a virtual learning experience led by a qualified instructor in a cohort setting.  Many prepare students to attain a national or industry-recognized credential through assessment testing or certification exams. 

Workforce Training and Customized Programs

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.

Workforce training is a proven solution to attract talent, improve retention and strengthen talent pipelines. Programs can be customized to address a company's specific need or based on the industry standards.  With location flexibility, training may be offered at the company site, the college campus or wherever is the most effective.  Many workforce training programs result in valuable 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.