Current Host Employers

“It’s such an honor to work with companies who understand how important it is to invest in the next generation of West Virginians and who are doing the hard, important work of creating innovative, quality jobs that allow more young people to stay.”

Natalie Roper, GWV Executive Director

Coalfield Development

Coalfield Development works throughout the region as a leader in the building of a new economy during the wake of the coal industry’s rapid decline through mentorship, education, and employment.

Farms Work Wonders

Farms Work Wonders is a WV-based farm and food-based nonprofit social enterprise with a mission to create opportunities for Appalachian youth. We use the social enterprise model to address historically extractive economic development in Appalachia by operating connected enterprises, or mini-businesses, to generate income that is 100% reinvested back into the local community.


IEEFA conducts research and analyses on financial and economic issues related to energy and the environment. IEEFA’s mission is to accelerate the transition to a diverse, sustainable and profitable energy economy. IEEFA’s work combines top-notch financial analysis, a deep understanding of energy economics and an ironclad commitment to working in close coordination with environmental campaigners who can make the most of the information IEEFA provides.

McKinley Architecture and Engineering

McKinley Architecture and Engineering (MKA) is a full-service architectural, engineering, and construction administration firm in our fourth decade of service. With the home office stationed in the historical Centre Market District of Wheeling, West Virginia, there are additional branches located in Charleston, West Virginia, and Wexford and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

TC Energy

TC Energy is a leading energy infrastructure company in North America. We have three complementary businesses of natural gas pipelines, liquids (oil) pipelines, and power generation. Our operations span three countries, seven Canadian provinces, and 34 U.S. states. We supply more than 25 per cent of the clean-burning natural gas consumed daily across North America.

West Virginia Child Advocacy Network

West Virginia Child Advocacy Network (WVCAN) is the statewide leader in the fight against child abuse — we connect the community and professionals to the resources they need to ensure all children have access to safe, high-quality care.