Workforce Development

The RCDA, with its Elkins-based partner the Wood Technology Center, provides individualized training for businesses. Whether your company needs OSHA certification classes, high-tech skill upgrades for hardwood-related firms, or time in our fully equipped woodshop while your company grows, we offer the best in training.

Training opportunities through the Randolph County Development Authority range from traditional wood industry classes to high-tech higher education and are available to major companies and those wanting to improve on their hobby skills. From distance-learning and MBA classes to OSHA training and lumber-oriented offerings, the RCDA and its partner, the Wood Technology Center, can provide classes attractive to any individual or company. Community members can take advantage of a conference room, computer lab, woodshop, kiln, spray booth and business incubation space. Additional classes are available through partners such as West Virginia University. For more information on the Wood Technology Center visit

Residents in Randolph and surrounding counties can take advantage of equipment at the Wood Technology Center to get their master’s in business administration without leaving their home area.

West Virginia University’s popular Executive MBA program allows you to maintain your current job while pursuing higher education. Classes meet two evenings a week for five semesters, and all lectures are digitally captured so you can view a missed lecture at your convenience.

WVU’s affordable EMBA class is accredited by AACSB International, the highest standard of achievement for business schools. For more information, call the Wood Technology Center or visit

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