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.



Toyota 4T Academy

WVU Medicine MedEd

How it Works

The CAREERS initiative is made possible through collaboration with the following partners