According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2014, roughly 45% of all jobs will require post-secondary credentials, with only 25% of the workforce qualified for these jobs. These jobs require at least a postsecondary certificate or two-year degree. Even in times of economic slow-down, many employers struggle to find skilled workers.
In order to address this gap between worker readiness and essential job requirements, Vision Shared hosted a statewide workforce development summit, "Certified Success: Competing in Today’s Economy" on September 29 - 30, 2011 at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, WV.
The goal? To develop action steps to increase West Virginia's rate of postsecondary credential completion: certificate, associate and bachelor degrees. Join us and help create West Virginia's future workforce!
Vision Shared is pleased with the outcome of the recent Certified Success Summit. The conference hosted educational, business, labor and community leaders who share the same interest in further developing a strong and well educated workforce in West Virginia. Those who attended not only heard from a host of state and national experts on the subjects of job markets, education and completion, but were also engaged in work sessions to help chart the course for West Virginia’s workforce and educational future.
A collaborative effort of Vision Shared, The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, and the Community and Technical College System of WV, and the Higher Education Policy Commission.