WV to expand fellowship program in South Charleston and beyond

January 11, 2019 by  

A statewide program focused on employment recently announced that it would be expanding as it moves into its third year.

In 2019, the Impact Fellowship Program will work with 15 host employers and will provide 26 jobs to current and future residents of West Virginia. For the past few years, General West Virginia has sponsored the program, which is designed to provide quality employment to residents and to provide employers in the state with talented employees.

One of the challenges facing South Charleston and other parts of the state of West Virginia is a declining population. Another challenge faced by the state is a lack of high-quality jobs that would encourage people to remain in West Virginia. Programs like this that are designed to increase job opportunities for people can use promotional products to spread the word and encourage people to apply.

The application period is currently open for the program. Interested parties have until February 3 to submit an application to the program.

Among the companies participating in this year’s Impact Fellowship are Alpha Technology, Core10, McKinley Architecture and Engineering, Motion Masters, Just Transition Fund, Solar Holler, and West Virginia University.

Fellows chosen for the program spend their year working with the host organization four days each week. On Fridays, they serve as volunteers with various non-profit organizations located across the state.

People interested in applying to the program can do so via its website.