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Focus Forward

Whether you're an entrepreneur, cloud provider, stock market investor, techie, researcher, farmer or municipality, seize the opportunity to take part in building a multibillion-dollar industry in West Virginia. Learn more and attend Focus Forward: Beyond the Cloud Part II on April 22, 2021.

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COVID-19 presents educators, parents and students with new challenges as learning moves online. Browse our resources to keep learners engaged and substitute power of digital learning

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Focus Forward

Preparing today for the West Virginia of tomorrow by examining how emerging issues will impact the state’s education system, economy and changing workforce needs.

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West Virginia University panel at the 2018 Legislators’ Forum.

Legislators’ Forum

Convening legislative leaders with state and national experts in education and business to advance West Virginia’s public education system.

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K-12 Speakers Bureau 

Connecting West Virginia students and teachers with experts in the workforce to inspire the next generation of talent.

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Through collaboration and innovative approaches, the WVPEC is creating a pipeline from PreK-12 students to higher education to businesses and jobs. By intersecting education and economic development, the WVPEC helps build a stronger, more diverse workforce that will drive West Virginia’s economy for generations to come.

Member Partners

Alliance for Excellent Education
Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center
         The Education Alliance 
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Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation


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