The Barbour County Vocational Center has programs in accounting, agriculture mechanics, building maintenance, child care, clerical work, cooperative education. Distributive education. Food service, health assistant, stenographic work, wood processing, home economics, keyboarding, exploring industrial occupations, auto-body repair, auto mechanics, diesel mechanics, electricity, general construction, machine shop, and welding.
The Vocational Center operates a busy evening and summer training schedule for adult and youth programs, and has been most cooperative in adopting training programs to meet local needs. For more information about vocational programs and other public school programs see the Barbour County School Brochure, or contact the Superintendent at (304) 457-3030.
Barbour County's labor pool includes residents of surrounding counties. For more information see economic materials available from the Philippi-Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, P.O Box 5000, Philippi, WV 26416; (304) 457-1958
Routes to Philippi
Take I-79 north to exit 115; south on Rt. 20, east on Rt. 57, and north on 119.
Take I-79 south to exit 115, south on Rt. 20, east on Rt. 57, and north on 119.
From Benedum Airport, Bridgeport
Take Rt. 50 east to Rt. 76, south on Rt. 76, south on 119;
279 Bypass west to I-79, south to exit 115, then south and east on Rts. 20 and 57.
From Elkins Airport
Route 250 northwest to Philippi.
Transportation Time To Philippi
|From||Miles||Driving Time||Flying Time|
|I-79, exit 115||18||20 min|
|Corridor H||18||20 min|
|Benedum Air Center||18||30 min||10 min|
|Charleston WV||138||2 hr. 30 min.||50 min|
|Pittsburgh, PA||114||2 hr.||50 min.|
|Washington D.C.||210||4hr.||1 hr. 15 min.|
|Philippi City||Class I||Class II||Class III & IV|
For more information about the Philippi Industrial Park contact:
Karen Weaver, City Manager, City of Philippi, P.O. Box 460, Philippi, WV 26416 (304) 457-3700.