Adult Education and Libraries

Various Adult Educational Offerings

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1400 Virginia Street
Oak Hill, WV
(304) 465-9613                

DHHR offers classes on childbirth, parenting, smoking cessation, and nutrition counseling. Applicant must be pregnant and have a current and active Medicaid card or a card from OMCFH.


Maternal Child and Family Health (state office)

305 Capital Street, Room 427
Charleston, 25301-3714

(304) 558-5388

The mission of the Office of Maternal Child and Family Health is to provide leadership to support state and community efforts to build systems of care that assure the health and well-being of all West Virginians.


West Virginia Joint Apprenticeship Programs


The West Virginia Joint Apprenticeship Programs provide apprenticeship opportunities in all counties of West Virginia. They offer a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly trained profession. For additional information follow the website.


WV Parent Training Information (WVPTI)

1-800-281-1436 or (304) 624-1436

WVPTI is a parent training and information center that provides training, technical assistance, information and referral to families with children who have special needs.


West Virginia University Extension Service

104 E. Wiseman Ave.
Fayetteville, WV

(304) 574-4253

The WVU Extension Service provides community programs throughout the state with support from WV University faculty and staff. Visit the above website for the various program listings and opportunities.

Higher Education

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid

1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)|
1-800-730-8913 (for heading impaired)

Federal Student Aid assists students in finding financial assistance for higher education. Grants and loans are available. Call for application.


Academy of Careers and Technology

390 Stanaford Rd
Beckley, WV 25801
(304) 256-4165

The Academy of Careers and Technology provides various certification and licensing programs, which may include: Graphic and Printing Equipment, Operator Heating / Air Conditioning / Refrigeration , Information Sciences and Systems, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Assistant, Medical Laboratory Assistant, Pharmacy Technician / Assistant, Practical Nurse (LPN Training), Welder / Welding Technologist Auto / Automotive Mechanic /Technician ,Broadcast Journalism, Civil Engineering, Computer and Information Sciences, Computer Installer and Repairer, Construction Trades, Dental Assistant, Diesel Engine Mechanic and Repairer, Drafting, Electrical / Electronics Equip. Installer, and Electrician. Financial aid is available and counselors are available to assist.


Bluefield State College

219 Rock Street
Bluefield, WV 24701

(304) 327-4000

Beckley Campus

300 University Drive

Beaver, WV 25813

(304) 255-5812

The mission of Bluefield State College is to provide students with an affordable, accessible opportunity for public higher education. Bluefield State College prepares students for diverse professions, graduate study, informed citizenship, community involvement and public service in an ever-changing global society. 


Concord University

Vermillion Street
PO Box 1000
, WV 24172-1000
(304) 384-3115

Concord University accepts FASFA. A variety of degree programs are offered and there is an additional campus in Beckley.


Glenville State College

200 High Street

Glenville,WV 26351

(304) 462-7361

Glenville State College offers various degree programs and assists with financial aid.


University of Charleston

2300 MacCorkle Avenue SE
Charleston, WV
(304) 357-4800

University of Charleston accepts financial aid. Various degree programs are offered.

Valley College

713 Oakwood Ave
Beckley, WV
(304) 252-9547

Valley College accepts financial aid and direct loan programs are available.  A Federal Financial Aid application may be completed on site.


New River Community and Technical College– of Bluefield State College

New River Community and Technical College has four campus locations. They accept financial aid and offer various degree programs.

Beckley Campus

Harper Industrial Park
167 Dye Drive
Beckley, WV
(304) 255-5812

Bluefield Campus

219 Rock Street
Bluefield, WV
(304) 327-4000

Greenbrier Valley Campus

101 Church Street
Lewisburg, WV
(304) 647-6560 (voice)
(304) 647-6561

Nicholas County Campus

6101 Webster Road
Summersville, WV 26651
(304) 872-1236


WVU Institute of Technology

Main Street
Montgomery, WV
(304) 442-3071 or 1-888-554-TECH

WVU Institute of Technology accepts financial aid. Also, it has ABE/GED facility.

WVUIT-Community & Technical College

Montgomery Campus, Davis Hall Rm. 408
Montgomery, WV
(304) 442-3153

WVUIT-Community & Technical College offers a learning lab on Monday-Thursday 9am-3pm, M, T, & Thur. 3pm-7:30pm, Wednesday 4pm-7:30pm. Tutoring and GED classes are available free of charge. There is a testing fee of $50, and open enrollment. Days of operation are Monday-Friday.

Employment Assistance

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Charleston Job Corps Center
1000 Kennawa Drive
Charleston, WV 25311
(304) 925-3200

Charleston Job Corps Center offers comprehensive residential, education and job training programs for at-risk youth ages 16 through 24. They provide young people with the integrated academic, vocational and social skills training that is needed to gain independence and get quality, long-term jobs or further their education.


Dept. of Rehabilitation Services

549 Mall Road
Oak Hill, WV
(304) 465-3025

The Dept. of Rehabilitation helps people with disabilities prepare for, maintain or advance in competitive employment through vocational rehabilitation services, job training, rehabilitation therapy and other support services to people with disabilities. Services available through local Department of Rehabilitation office, as well as at the residential location in Institute, WV.


Foster Grandparent Program

One United Way Square
Charleston, WV 25301-1098
(304) 340-3636

Foster Grandparents must be age 60 and above, meet certain income eligibility guidelines and be able to serve between 15 and 40 hours a week. Foster Grandparents receive pre-service and monthly training sessions, reimbursement for transportation, some meals during service, annual physical, accident and liability insurance while on duty and a modest, tax-free stipend to offset the cost of volunteering if income eligible.


Goodwill Industries International, Inc.

Administrative Office

Goodwill Industries of Kanawha Valley
215 Virginia Street West

Charleston, WV 25302

(304) 346-0811

Local Offices:


Goodwill Industries - Beckley

112 Appalachian Drive
Beckley, WV 25801
(304) 256-0802
Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Goodwill Industries - Summersville

225 Merchants Walk Mall
Summersville, WV 26651
(304) 872-0052
Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm
Sunday: 12pm-5pm

Goodwill Industries provide education, training, and career services for people with disadvantages such as welfare dependency, homelessness, and lack of education or work experience, as well as those with physical, mental and emotional disabilities. Also, Goodwill offers Work Adjustment Training, Occupational Skills Training, Competitive Job Placement, Supported Employment, Extended (Sheltered) Employment, Community Based Vocational Services- Exploration, Assessment, Training. Occasionally, employment opportunities are available at locations other than the Goodwill Thrift Shops.


Kelly Temporary Services

155 George Street

Beckley, WV 25801

(304) 252-9052

Kelly Temporary Employment Services is a temporary staffing company that strives to find employment for job seekers. The company operates worldwide via the web and locally serves in Beckley, WV. Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.

Saunders Staffing Services

1205 S. Kanawha St.

Beckley, WV 25801

(304) 256-0560

Saunders Staffing Services is an employment contracting firm that provides permanent placement, specializing in Clerical, Sales, Medical, Industrial, and Technical fields.


Senior Community Service Employment Program

(Experience Works, Inc)

400 New River Dr.

Beckley, WV 25801

(304) 253-2799

(304) 872-6954

Senior Community Service Employment Program offers training, employment and community service opportunities for mature workers. Applicant must be 55 years of age or older, and meet income guidelines.


SPOKES (Strategic Planning in Occupational Knowledge for Employment and Success)

1400 Virginia Street
Oak Hill, WV
(304) 465-9613

DHHR sponsors a 6 week job readiness program that includes skills assessment testing, community awareness, personal management, consumer economics, motivation and assertiveness training. Must be referred by DHHR or Workforce WV.

WV Department of Commerce Work Force WV

Beckley WORKFORCE WV Career Center & Beckley Job Service
200 Value City Center
Beckley, WV
(304) 253-1214

Summersville Office for Workforce

830 Northside Dr.
Summersville, WV
(304) 872-0821

Workforce West Virginia is a network of workforce development services designed to provide West Virginia citizens and employers the opportunity to compete in today's economy by making available the appropriate educational and training opportunities. All services are free of charge. Services include:

General Services:

General services include outreach, interviewing, testing, counseling and referral to placement, training and other services designed to ready individuals for employment. Specialized services for various groups, such as the following, are provided: 

Veterans' Services:
By law and regulation, veterans receive priority (with preferential treatment for veterans with disabilities) in all services leading to employment and training. 

Youth Services:
Services are geared to provide employment assistance to youths between the ages of 16 and 22 who are in school, are high school dropouts or are graduates entering the labor market. 

Older Workers:
Middle-aged and older workers are provided all services within the scope and responsibility of Job Service, including specialized job placement, occupational testing, local labor market information, counseling and referral to training and employment programs.

Services to People With Disabilities:
Special placement techniques are also offered which seek to match the physical and mental demands of a job to the capabilities of workers with disabilities. Such services are given by Job Service in cooperation with other community agencies and include counseling and special placement assistance. 

Farm and Woods Workers:
Rural residents receive year-round assistance in the full range of employment services. They also receive special services in recruitment and placement of farm and woods workers. Growers receive assistance in meeting seasonal labor needs and moving workers from supply to demand areas. 

Help for Employers:
Employers are provided assistance in obtaining workers for their workforce needs, in filling jobs with special skills or other requirements. Auxiliary services include comprehensive labor market information on a local, state, regional and national basis.

Temporary Income/Unemployment Compensation:

Unemployment compensation provides temporary income as partial compensation to unemployed worker. Unemployment Compensation guidelines are developed by federal government and the U.S. Department of Labor. Unemployment funds are paid by funds collected under provision of Federal Unemployment Tax Act.


West Virginia Joint Apprenticeship Programs

The West Virginia Joint Apprenticeship Programs provide opportunities, available in Fayette County, to gain a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation. Information may be obtained from the website.




Library Listing

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Fayette County Public Library Facilities

Mountain Library Network

Fayette County Public libraries provide computer labs and internet access to the public. Library staff are available to provide information on literacy programs to those who are interested.

Fayette County Public Library Administration Headquarters

531 Summit Street
Oak Hill, WV 25901
(304) 465-0121

Ansted Public Library

102 Oak Street, Box 428

Ansted, WV 25812
(304) 658-5472

Hours of Operation:

Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Fayetteville Public Library

200 W. Maple Ave.
Fayetteville WV 25840
(304) 574-0070

Hours of operation:

Sunday Closed
Monday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Gauley Bridge Public Library

286 Railroad Street Box 487
Gauley Bridge, WV 25085
(304) 632-2172

Hours of operation:

Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday Closed

Meadow Bridge Public Library

P.O. Box 354 53 Klute Street
Meadow Bridge, WV 25976
(304) 484-7942

Hours of Operation:

Sunday Closed
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed


Montgomery Public Library

507 Ferry Street
Montgomery, WV 25136
(304) 442-5665

Hours of operation:

Sunday Closed
10 am - 5:00 pm
10 am - 5:00 pm
12 pm - 7:00 pm

10 am - 5:00 pm

10 am - 5:00 pm

Mt. Hope Public Library

500 Main Street
Mt. Hope, WV 25880
(304) 877-3260

Hour of operation:

Sunday Closed
Monday 9:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
12:00 am - 7:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Oak Hill Public Library

611 Main Street
Oak Hill, WV
(304) 469-9890

Hours of operation:

Sunday Closed
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
12:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm