UMWA Career Centers Inc., to Offer Retraining for Displaced Miners

“The UMWA Career Centers Inc., in Ruff Creek, established in 2006 to train new inexperienced miners, mine rescue teams, first responders and mine examiners, etc., is switching its focus and will now operate training programs for displaced miners and their families, helped largely by a $1.2 million grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).”

http://www.heraldstandard.com/gcm/news/local_news/umwa-career-centers-inc-to-offer-retraining-for-displaced-miners/article_440c1b11-97ff-5314-8125-b6eca7104e25.html

UMWA Career Center Gets Grant for Coal Miner Retraining

“UMWA Career Centers Inc., based in Ruff Creek, has received a $1.2 million grant from Appalachian Regional Commission through the federal Power initiative to help retrain displaced coal miners.”

http://www.observer-reporter.com/20170122/umwa_career_center_gets_grant_for_coal_miner_retraining

UMWACC Holds MTTC PA Regional Mine Rescue Skills Contest on April 19, 2016

On April 19, 2016 our facility hosted The MTTC PA Regional Mine Rescue Skills Contest. Pictured are the top 3 finishers. First Place was awarded to Enlow Fork Gold. Second Place was awarded to Enlow Fork Green and Cumberland RD took home the Third Place finish. A big thank you to all the teams that participated in this year’s event.

The UMWA Career Centers Inc. Now Has a Facebook Page for the National Dislocated Workers Grant-Coal

We would like to introduce you to our National Dislocated Workers Grant (NDWG)- Coal Page on Facebook.  Please join our page to find information on training opportunities and updates on policies concerning this grant.  Visit us online at www.facebook.com/umwacc.

Do You Qualify for the National Dislocated Worker Grant (NDWG)?

WV Coal Mining NDWG Eligibility must be determined by a WorkForce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Eligibility Staff Member.  You must complete each step in the following Eligibility Process.

  • Step 1:  Contact the Local One-Stop WorkForce WV Office closest to your residence and ask to speak with their WIOA Eligibility Staff Member to schedule your eligibility determination appointment.
  • Step 2:  During your eligibility determination the WIOA Staff Member will inform you if you meet WV Statewide Coal Mining NDWG Eligibility. Please note under some circumstances it may be necessary for the WIOA Staff to place your Coal Mining NDWG eligibility status as “Pending” for further verification from US Department of Labor and WorkForce WV.
  • Step 3:  Once your Coal NDWG eligibility status has been determined eligible, you will need to contact the United Mine Workers of America Career Centers, Inc. (UMWACC). We have offices located in Beckley, WV, phone number:  1- 877-SWV-UMWA and Prosperity, PA, phone number:  724-627-0988.  Case workers at either location will then be able to proceed with the process of registering you as a participant of the WV Statewide Coal Mining NDWG.

Training Available for Dislocated Coal Miners and Dependents

The United Mine Workers of America Career Centers, Inc., in partnership with WorkForce West Virginia and the US Department of Labor is providing those dislocated from the coal industry and their dependents the opportunity to obtain retraining in demand occupations.  This National Dislocated Workers Grant (NDWG) Training Program:

  • Will pay up to $5,000.00 for Training Cost.
  • Will pay $20.00 per day that you attend training up to 5 days a week.
  • You must be laid off (not terminated or quit) to be eligible and there are a few exceptions.
  • Your spouse or dependent child may be eligible for the same benefits.
  • This program does not affect Unemployment Benefits.
  • This program does not extend Unemployment Benefits.
  • Training must be on the WorkForce WV Provider List.
  • Each applicant to the program will be Interviewed, TABE Tested and Drug Tested.
  • Training must be completed by June 30, 2018.

A simple questionnaire must be completed by the interested applicant and signed by a counselor before the individual becomes a client of the UMWA Career Centers, Inc.  These forms are located on this site under the Services Tab in the Intake Process section.

WV Dislocated Coal Industry Workers

The UMWA Career Centers, Inc., in partnership with the State of West  Virginia, has received a National Emergency Grant to service many of those dislocated from the coal industry in West Virginia.  Interested individuals should contact the UMWA Career Centers, Inc. office at 304 253 3772 for more information.  Time is very limited so anyone interested should contact the UMWA Career Centers, Inc. immediately.