- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 5, 2015

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and other leaders gathered for a rundown on what the state is doing to develop its workforce.

The Democratic governor’s event took place at Bridge Valley Community and Technical College Advanced Technology Center on Tuesday.

Officials provided a review of state workforce development efforts, including new initiatives to meet the workforce’s educational needs and the training needs of new and expanding West Virginia businesses.

Speakers touted a variety of programs, including those to re-educate displaced coal miners, help prepare troubled youth for careers and offer various apprenticeships.

Other presenters included First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin, state Commerce Secretary Keith Burdette, state Community and Technical College System Chancellor Jim Skidmore, Todd Fox of DuPont Washington Works; and Adjutant General James Hoyer.

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