Randolph County Development Authority to see nearly $500k for workforce development

Joe Manchin announces funding for workforce development
Joe Manchin announces funding for workforce development(Maryland GovPics / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)
Published: Sep. 25, 2023 at 2:57 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va (WDTV) - The Randolph County Development Authority will be receiving nearly $500,00 for workforce development and job training.

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced a total of $480,000 from the Economic Development Administration on Monday.

Manchin says investing in local communities will create good-paying jobs and spur economic opportunity.

“The EDA continues to be a strong partner for West Virginia, and these investments will strengthen economic and workforce development efforts throughout Randolph, Boone, Clay, Kanawha and Putnam Counties. I look forward to seeing the positive impacts of these awards for years to come and as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for resources to support economic growth across the Mountain State.”

The Regional Intergovernmental Council in South Charleston will see a portion of the funding as well.

Below are the individual awards for each department:

  • $480,000 – Randolph County Development Authority
    This funding will support workforce development and job training through the West Virginia Wood Technology Center.
  • $210,000 – Regional Intergovernmental Council
    This funding will support economic development planning for Boone, Clay, Kanawha and Putnam Counties.