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Panel: Hands-on training, more tech focus needed to prepare students
Max Garland, Charleston Gazette-Mail

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — West Virginia education leaders said Thursday preparing students for the workforce through hands-on training, particularly for in-demand jobs in the technology and engineering sectors, and more Department of Commerce involvement is key for the state to catch up with the rest of the country.

“Being 47th, 48th or whatever it is in education is very disheartening,” said Senate Education Chairman Kenny Mann, R-Monroe, in a panel at the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s 81st annual Meeting & Business Summit, held at The Greenbrier resort. “We’re going to have to make bold decisions, and we’re going to have to offer things and come to the table with ideas that no other state is doing to stand out just a bit.”

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