American Graduate

American Graduate: Getting to Work

Public Media Initiative to Advance Education and Career Readiness

WVPB received a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) for the American Graduate: Getting to Work initiative to help advance education and career readiness in West Virginia. The station will work with partners throughout the state to assess workforce challenges and opportunities, and to produce content highlighting individuals as they pursue a variety of pathways leading to high-demand jobs and livable wages.  #WVWorkz


  • West Virginia Department of Education Career Technical Education
  • WorkForce West Virginia
  • Affiliated and Construction Trades Foundation
  • Community and Technical College System of West Virginia


Previous Work

American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen, an initiative to help communities implement solutions to the high school dropout crisis.

Middle-skills jobs, those requiring more than high school but less than a four year degree, make up one-third of all jobs in the United States, have an average annual salary of more than $45,000, and are projected to remain in demand in the future.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting has been awarded a grant from American Graduate and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to investigate opportunities for careers outside of a four-year degree.