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Regional Workforce Development Conference to hold first meeting

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Leaders from all around the state are coming together this week to prepare West Virginia's workforce for changing times.

According to a press release, the very first meeting of West Virginia's Regional Workforce Development Conference will take place Friday, Nov. 16 at West Virginia State University.

The focus will be on education's role helping the state's workforce adapt to new needs and skills. 

"This conference will address the questions facing West Virginia in this evolving economy," said Dr. Orlando F. McMeans, vice president for Research & Public Service at WVSU. "We'll tackle questions like how the education arena and employers can collaborate to yield a better educated and trained workforce."

The following agencies and groups are participating: the Higher Education Policy Commission, the West Virginia Manufacturers Association, the Chemical Alliance Zone, the West Virginia Coal Association, Appalachian Power, the Charleston Area Alliance, Kanawha County Schools, and others.