Mountaineer Job ChalleNGe Program

Our mission is to provide selected Mountaineer ChalleNGe Academy graduates with Career and Technical Education leading to industry recognized certification and job placement within that trade while maintaining the Youth ChalleNGe Program’s 8 Core Components in a quasi-military residential environment.


  • MCA graduate
  • 17 ½ - 20 years of age (however you must be 18 by graduation)
  • HS Diploma
  • Unemployed or Underemployed
  • Drug Free
  • Physically and Mentally Capable of Participation


  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Medical
  • Pre-Apprenticeship
  • Horizontal Construction (must be 18 and have a valid driver’s license!)
  • Energy/Safety Sector

Contact Angela McDougal for more information at 304-435-5231. Also be sure to check out our regions chart to see which Outreach Specialist covers your county and feel free to contact them as well.

Click the link below to see which Outreach Specialist you need to speak with.

County Regions



Track enrollment is limited