Ben Franklin Career Center
500 28th Street, Dunbar, WV 25064
Are you a current high school student who is on the verge of dropping out of school?
Do you find that for some reason you just don’t succeed in the classroom environment?
Are you ready to get on with some practical study which can lead to a solid career?
Would you like to do this in an environment where students have fun and succeed?
If you answered yes to any of those questions and you live in or near Dunbar, West Virginia, you ought to look into Ben Franklin Career Center.
Ben Franklin’s Career Plus program gives students who are at risk of leaving high school the chance to pursue career training in an alternative environment. Students in the Career Plus program study a technical trade in a small, personalized setting while also receiving their high school diploma.
With a history of success among its students, most if not all of Ben Franklin graduates are either employed in their field or enrolled in colleges/universities.
Ben Franklin’s students succeed in school as well and have fun in the process. A number of Ben Franklin students have gone on to win nationwide skills competitions which are held throughout the year. They also participate in clubs which are related directly to the vocation they are studying.
Ben Franklin offers programs in computers, medical fields, and technical fields like automotive technology.
In addition to the Career Plus program, Ben Franklin Career Center offers programs for students who have already formally withdrawn from high school. A passing score on the GED is required for admission.
Quick Facts about Ben Franklin Career Center
Small Town Setting
Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
On-Campus Housing Available
Licenses, Accreditations, and Memberships
Accreditations ?Accreditation refers to the practice of being reviewed by an independent, non-profit accrediting agency that specializes in educational quality.
- North Central Association
- Total Students
Undergraduate vs. Graduate
Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students
- African American
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