Explore is a fun and informative exploration of career pathways available within West Virginia’s manufacturing industry.

TESTIMONIAL from a student “I learned that manufacturing is cool and there are many job opportunities.”  “There is more to manufacturing than meets the eye.”


Students are often asked to choose a career without having a real understanding of the options available to them. Through hands-on, innovative learning labs and projects designed by area manufacturers, the Explore Program supplies foundational knowledge about local job opportunities and creates excitement about career pathways that align with student interests and skill sets.


It important for students to recognize their potential. The Explore Program offers high school students a variety of opportunities including technical skills competitions, project-based learning challenges, roundtable group discussions, and mentorships for younger students. Through these engagement programs, students build connections with local manufacturers.