What is Explore?

We believe it is important our student educational opportunities are fun, exciting, and build awareness about the diversity of available career options. It is essential that we forge strong collaborations between manufacturers and educators that directly help student discovery and understanding.

Through high level programming, the Explore Program provides a myriad of opportunities for students and manufacturers to discuss and share commonalities. Moving forward the program will expand its programing mission to meet the needs of students from middle school through high school and post-secondary training.

What does Explore offer?

The Explore Team is committed to increasing the number of
West Virginia students completing career paths that support the state’s manufacturing industry.



Offering interactive hands-on programming for West Virginia middle school and high school students.


Building student awareness and excitement through activities that illustrate manufacturing career pathways.


A critical link between the classroom and industry to strengthen students pursuit of careers in manufacturing.

Program Sponsors

Major financial underwriting is provided by

Upcoming Dates

23 Jul
Date 07.23.2024 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
24 Jul
Morning Session WVMA-EF Board Retreat
07.24.2024 8:15 am - 11:00 am
24 Jul
Afternoon Session WVMA-EF Board Retreat
07.24.2024 12:15 pm - 3:00 pm
4 Sep
WVMA-EF Executive Committee Meeting
09.04.2024 8:00 am - 9:00 am
6 Nov
WVMA-EF Executive Committee Meeting
11.06.2024 8:00 am - 9:00 am
5 Feb
WVMA-EF Executive Committee Meeting
02.05.2025 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Updates from Explore

Contact us and get involved!

Interested in getting involved with the Explore the New Manufacturing Program?

We are looking for manufacturers, schools, teachers, and community members to
help us expand our efforts throughout West Virginia.

Help us by answering a few questions.