Job Seeker Resources

WV Adult Education

The following are resources that can help you with your career planning and job search. This list is provided by the Jill S. Weekley Learning Center located at James Rumsey Technical Institute. If you need assistance with basic adult education and career preparation skills, the Learning Center is available to help. Their contact information is at the bottom of this page.


  1. The College for West Virginia,, provides free downloadable materials to public and non-profit organizations working to advance college access and success in West Virginia.  Resources available on the website include career planning, college planning, financial aid planning, and access to create an individual portfolio.
    • Career Planning
      • Learn About Yourself – Determine your interests, skills, and work values and use them to find career options that are right for you.
        • Interest Profiler – Figure out what interests you have and match them to careers.
        • Work Values – Find your work values and match them to career options.
        • Basic Skills Survey – Find out what careers require your basic skills.
        • Transferable Skills Checklist – See how the skills you’ve learned can lead to new opportunities.
        • Career Cluster Survey – Figure out what interests you have and match them to careers.
        • The Career Key – Discover your career interest areas in a few quick steps.
        • School-2-College-2-Work -Use these quick activities to explore your future options in school and work.
      • Explore Careers – Search for careers using things like salaries and career clusters or look for specific careers.
        • Browse Careers – View an A-Z list of careers.
        • Work History – Find a career based on your previous work history.
        • Career Finder – Search for careers using interesting topics like salaries, skills, and interests.
        • Compare Careers – Pick two careers that interest you and compare them side by side.
        • Career Plan Builder – Mix and match your career and life options to create your future.
      • Get a Job – Create resumes and thank-you letters, polish your interview skills, and get help finding jobs in your area.
        • Resume Builder – Create and print your own resume.
        • Cover Letter Creator – View, edit, and print sample letters.
        • Job Interview Practice – Practice answers to all kinds of interview questions.
        • Thank You Letter Builder – Follow-up your interview with a thank-you letter.
      • Voices – Peers talk about experiences and answer common questions.
        • Can You Help Me? – Ask questions, get answers, and hear what others like you are going through.
  2. The WV Welcome program,, assists individuals who work within the hospitality industry to build the skills necessary to satisfy and exceed customer service expectations.  The free course provides an introductory overview of the essentials of hospitality to recognize and value each guest through meeting the following goals.
    • Improve the quality of service each employee provides to West Virginia guests.
    • Provide guest-sensitive opportunities to assist individual guest needs.
    • Practice hospitality every day to exceed our guests’ expectations and build customer loyalty.
    • Share information regarding services and local attractions available to all guests.
  3. The U.S Department of Education and the Perkins Collaborative Resource Network,, provides resources for employability skills. 
    • Building Employability Skills – for School – Jobs – Life
    • Employability Skills Through Contextualized Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs
    • Explore the Framework
    • Employability Skills Checklist

Contact Information

Jill S. Weekley Learning Center
James Rumsey Technical Institute
3274 Hedgesville Road
Martinsburg, WV 25403

Phone: (304)754-9712
Text: (304)449-6768
Facebook: @jamesrumseyadulted

Ann Mueller
Instructor and Coordinator

Janice Davis

Aimee Orndorff

James Rumsey

Our Mission
To enhance the quality of life through continual education for students of all ages throughout our community by setting standards of excellence in technical and academic education as determined by business, industry, and government.

Nondiscrimination Policy
James Rumsey Technical Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law in its programs, activities, or employment practices. For inquiries contact: Russell Penner, Title IX Director, 3274 Hedgesville Rd, Martinsburg, WV 25403, 304-754-7925.

James Rumsey Technical Institute is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education:

Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Bldg 300 Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350
Phone : 770.396.3898
Fax : 770.396.3790