Charleston, WV – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $4,720,580 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to the Education Alliance for the Career Acceleration, Readiness, and Employment Experiences for ARC Region Students (CAREERS) project. This federal investment will support students’ career readiness by increasing work-based learning and mentoring experiences as well as support the region’s economy by filling job vacancies with qualified employees.
“Innovative programs like the CAREERS project are critical to opening doors for West Virginia students with job opportunities and future success,” said Senator Manchin. “This funding will help create career pathways to high-skill, high-wage jobs in both manufacturing and healthcare for high school students in West Virginia. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for resources to boost economic growth across Appalachia and ensure West Virginians have the resources and tools they need to thrive.”