Welcome to the website of the Academy of Careers and Technology (ACT), located in Beckley, Raleigh County, West Virginia! Our center is a career and technical education institution serving the students from all four of Raleigh County's high schools (Independence, Liberty, Shady Spring, and Woodrow Wilson). We offer a broad spectrum of innovative and challenging technical programs that provide both secondary and adult students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the ever-changing world of work and/or post-secondary education.
Opened in 1977, ACT has long been recognized as a primary work-force provider and a significant educational institution in Southern West Virginia and recently received the West Virginia School of Excellence award (West Virginia Department of Education's highest rating). To attain and maintain such distinction, our administration, faculty, and staff work in close cooperation with our partnering secondary schools and through collaborative efforts involving students, parents, businesses, industry, labor, and higher education. Our curricula at ACT are diverse and challenging. Our students, whether enrolled in a technical program for certification or to supplement their high school program of study, are encouraged to actively explore challenging technical studies that enable them to see the relationship between course content and future career plans. The career and technical instructional programs are rigorous and yet designed to adapt to the needs of diverse learners.
Our goal at ACT is to provide the citizens of Raleigh County, West Virginia, opportunities to find and attain a position in life which is personally productive, useful, and satisfying. I invite you to enjoy our website, accept our invitation to visit Academy of Careers and Technology, or contact us for additional information.
Charles M. Pack Jr.
Director of Career Technical Education/Principal