Taylor County Schools furthering workforce development and career readiness efforts


GRAFTON— In an effort to strengthen local economies while providing increased opportunities for career exploration for West Virginia students, the Taylor County Board of Education is working to enhance Workforce Development and Career Readiness.

An event for key stakeholders and partners in education to evaluate opportunities for continued collaboration will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Grafton High School.

As part of the partnership, Taylor County students will benefit from increased access to local internships, job fairs, job shadowing, workplace tours, integrated career pathways, career exploration and a speaker series. 

Taylor County Schools believes in Excellence for All and achieving this takes the community working together. We believe we bringing industry and education together is vital today as our workforce demands continue to change. As a school district we must remain diligent in knowing the opportunities and skills needed to ensure our offerings meet these daily.

The December 12, 2019 session will be facilitated by Frank Vitale, president and CEO of Forge Business Solutions, LLC, a strategic planning firm based in Morgantown, W.Va.   

“I believe that by bringing industry and education together, we can better engage students where they are and get them thinking about and planning for careers as soon as possible,” Vitale said. “As a West Virginia business owner and educator, I’m incredibly passionate about the opportunity to strengthen and grow relationships between West Virginia businesses and students of all ages.”

For more information, contact Frank Vitale at [email protected] or 304-777-2248.

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