Completed in March 2017, the Industrial Construction Project Management program became the first for-credit construction management program in West Virginia. The program curriculum, created by Extension faculty and industry professionals, is designed for mid-career craft workers and supervisors in the construction industry and comprises 180 hr of instruction. The program demonstrates the pivotal role Extension professionals can play in meeting economic development needs in their states. The program pilot phase provided a new career pathway for 25 journeymen craft workers who received a 12-credit-hr construction management certificate and fulfilled a long-term need of industrial construction employers in the region.
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White, S. W., & Ondo, A. A. (2020). Leveraging Resources for Workforce Development: West Virginia's Industrial Construction Project Management Program. The Journal of Extension, 58(1), Article 9. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.58.01.09