students for

their future

Located at 390 Stanaford Rd. Beckley, WV

Office Hours:    Monday-Thursday 7 am to 8 pm

                       Friday 7 am to 2:30 pm


We Are Now Accepting Students
Click HERE to Request to TABE
New Funding for YOU!!!
CARES Act Relief Funds
CRRSAA Act Relief Funds
New Programs Starting Soon

We are currently TABE testing for the following programs:

HVAC Technician - for January 17, 2023 program

Plumbing - for January 17, 2023 program

Welding - for January 17, 2023 program


Commercial Driving CDL Class A -classes begin every few weeks

Phlebotomy Technician - for February 1, 2023 program

Cosmetology - for March 2023 program


The TABE test is the first step to enroll. It is a free adult basic skills test.  To request a test date fill out the form at https://www.wvact.net/request-tabe-exam.

You will receive an email within a few days of filling out the testing form.  If you do not receive an email check your junk folder.

Commercial Driving Accepting
New Students

The Commercial Driving program begins new classes throughout the year.

Prior to registering students must:

1.  Complete TABE exam (link to register is https://www.wvact.net/request-tabe-exam)

2.  Follow enrollment check sheet for your program

If you have any further questions call the school at 304-256-4615

National Technical Honor Society Induction Ceremony
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We inducted approximately 100 students into the National Technical Honor Society on April 5, 2022. This organization exists to recognize and honor students in Career and Technical Education.


We are very proud of each of the students. We also know this honor is a result of a cooperative effort of a student’s hard work, parental support, and dedication from your teachers. A big thank you to the advisors Ms. James and Mr. Hughes for all your work to make this event possible.

Cosmetology Students Place at WV SkillsUSA Competition
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Congratulations to our Cosmetology students who competed at the SkillsUSA competition on March 26, 2022.

Ashley Bailes and Kristi Hutchens earned Gold in Esthetics

Caitlin Wyre with model Tatriana Collins earned Gold in Nails

Ella Jordan earned Bronze in Cosmetology

Very proud of you all.

The Academy of Careers and Technology is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education:

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road
Building 300, Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350




The Raleigh County Board of Education does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its educational programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:

Eric Dillon

Director of Pupil Services Title IX and Title II Officer

105 Adair Street Beckley, WV 25801

Telephone: (304) 256-4500 extension 3329

Congratulations Daytime Practical Nursing Graduates

Congratulations to our Daytime Practical Nursing program.  These students graduated in July 2022 and had a 100% passage rate on their NCLEX exam first try to become Licensed Practical Nurses!

Practical Nursing Students Place at National HOSA Conference

Congratulations to our Practical Nursing programs who competed June 22-25, 2022 at the National HOSA Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee.


The following students placed:

2nd place Job Seeking Skills-Josie Culicerto

3rd place Pharmacology-Myranda Honaker

4th place Medical Terminology-Cassidy Richmond

5th place Medical Math-Warren Entsminger

7th place Prepared Speaking-Savannah Keeney

We are so proud of each of you!

Governor's Workforce
Recipients Honored

On May 12, 2022 we honored our Governor’s Workforce certificate recipients for Raleigh County this year. These students have met very high criteria set by the state in order to receive this honor. We are so proud of each of you!

Independence High School:

Ethan McClaugherty - Accounting and Finance
Cooper Williams - Information Management

Woodrow Wilson High School:

Connor Cormack-Accounting and Finance
Zan Hill - Accounting and Finance
Christian Saffouri – JROTC

Academy of Careers and Technology:

Charles Evans - Computer Systems Repair Technology
Taylor Bennett – Electrical Technician
Isaac Mullins- Electrical Technician

Career Exploration Leadership Academy

In October 2021 our school launched the Career Exploration Leadership Academy headed by our instructor Robert Schmid.

The purpose of this new program is to bring 8th grade students from the five Raleigh County middle schools to spend time learning more about the opportunities available in career and technical education career paths.

While in our building these prospective future students are exposed and work hands-on in a variety of career and technical programs on various projects.

There is also time for these students to work on English and Math for part of the time they are here.  Here are some pictures of just a few of the projects they have been involved in so far.

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