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West Virginia Training Center
4601A Camden Ave.
Parkersburg WV
Phone: 304-422-5549

West Virginia Training Center

4601A Camden Ave.
Parkersburg WV

Phone: 304-422-5549
E-mail: Contact Us

Training Center

The West Virginia J.A.T.F. Training Center is 8,960 square feet and contains classroom and lab space.

Classrooms include the CAD/Computer Classroom, HVAC Classroom, Main Classroom, and Welding Classroom. Labs include the HVAC Lab, Sheet Metal Lab and the Welding Lab, which is an American Welding Society (AWS) Accredited Test Facility and Hartford Steam Boiler Accredited test Facility.

Courses Taught

ITI Core, ITI HVAC, Welding, AutoCAD , Testing and Balancing, Architectural , Math, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Blueprint Reading , OSHA 10- and 30-hour Safety, Fire Life Safety

Facility & Staff

Scott Newell, Training Coordinator
33 Years Trade Experience
6 Years Experience as Training Coordinator / Instructor
Sheet Metal Apprentice 1976-1980, Sheet Metal Journeyman 1980-present
ITI- OSU Instructors Training Basic Program, ITI OSU Instructors Training Advanced Program; Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio and Albuquerque New Mexico
Certifications: Fire Life Safety Level 1 , OSHA 500 and 502, EPA Section 608 (CFC)
Specialties: Industrial Shop Fabrication, Estimating, Math, Blueprint Reading

Basil Morehead, Jr., Instructor
39 Years Trade Experience
4 Years Instructor Experience
Sheet Metal Apprentice 1963-1967, Sheet Metal Journeyman 1967-present
Lennox Service Schools, Carrier Service Schools, National Gas Association Boiler Schools-Fairmont State College
Certifications: Carrier Service Technician, Lennox Service Technician, Certified NEMI Technician for State of West Virginia in Energy Management and Balance Systems
Plumbers License and Electrical License
Specialties: HVAC Residential, Commercial and Industrial Design Air Balancing
HVAC Residential, Commercial and Industrial Service Technician

Eric Anderson, Welding Instructor
23 Years Trade Experience
11 Years Instructor Experience
Sheet Metal Apprentice 1985-1990, Sheet Metal Journeyman 1990 -present
Certified Welding Inspector Training, Welding Test Supervisor Training, Welding Supervisor Training, Basic Instructor Training
Specialties: Welding

Clarence Morrison, Welding Instructor
16 Years Trade Experience
4 Years Instructor Experience
Sheet Metal Apprentice 1995-2000, Sheet Metal Journeyman 1200-present
Attended Enginemen A and C School Great Lakes Training Center, ITI Basic Instructor Training
Specialties: Welding

Tony Lafferty, CADD Instructor
39 years Experience
CADD Experience: 25 years
Bachelor Science Degree: Manufacturing and Fabrication Graphic Art, WV State College
Masters Degree: Vocational and Administration, Marshall University
Certifications: CADD Training, Microsoft Auto Desk, Micro Station Software
Specialties: CADD

5-YEAR APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAM

Qualifications for applicants are as follows:

  • Applicants must be of legal age. (18)
  • Must be physically able to perform the work of the trade.
  • Must have received a High School Diploma or GED (proof required).
  • Must have a valid drivers license.
  • After being tested by the J.A.T.F and are scheduled to be interviewed by a panel from the J.A.T.F.
  • All applicants must submit a copy of their: birth certificate, copy of a valid driver’s license, grade transcript of school courses, grades obtained, diploma or GED, social security card, and proof of jurisdictional residence at the time of Interview.
  • Copy of DD 214 if you are a veteran.

Applicants will be required to successfully complete a standardized test Administered by the J.A.T.F., to qualify for an interview. The tests are administered on a quarterly basis.


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