Governor Tomblin's WorkForce Summit

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, in conjunction with the West Virginia Workforce Planning Council, hosted the state’s first Workforce Summit, a comprehensive review of the state’s workforce development efforts. The event included an overview of initiatives to meet the needs of West Virginia’s workforce, as well as the training needs of new and expanding businesses investing in the Mountain State.

The summit included presentations by First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin; Dr. Kathy D’Antoni, Chief Officer of Career and Technical Education at the West Virginia Department of Education; Chancellor Jim Skidmore, West Virginia Community and Technical College System; Steve White, Affiliated Construction Trades Foundation; Todd Fox, DuPont Washington Works; Adjutant General James Hoyer, West Virginia National Guard; Dr. Carolyn Stuart, Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs; and Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette.

More than 100 people attended the event at BridgeValley Community and Technical College’s Advanced Technology Center in South Charleston, West Virginia.