In May 2023, Education Alliance was awarded the ARISE grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission. This grant totaled $4.7 million to transform economic development in Appalachia through career pathways for high school students. With a focus in manufacturing and healthcare, high school students are able to learn directly from our industry partners and be eligible for a career right out of high school.
Two Unique Pathways
Discover two exceptional pathways, each modeled to accelerate onsite learning, for students in West Virginia: The WVU Medicine MedEd program and Toyota 4T Academy. The MedEd program provides juniors and seniors from Monongalia and Jefferson counties with free career-oriented courses, including hands-on training and internships at WVU Medicine, potentially leading to post-graduation employment. Simultaneously, the 4T Academy WV offers students in Kanawha, Putnam, and New Albany (MS) counties a chance to explore manufacturing careers through tailored hands-on programs, enhancing career readiness and visibility. These initiatives equip students with skills, paid internships, and local career opportunities to consider.