A strong, skilled, and resilient workforce is vital to West Virginia’s future. Ensuring a strong link between our education system and our business community is critical in this effort. West Virginia business leaders consistently report the need to develop a strong workforce and prioritize education to meet the needs of our state’s shifting economy. The ability to find the skilled and productive employees necessary to succeed in increasingly competitive global markets is a growing challenge for West Virginia businesses. The Partnerships in Education initiative supports and recognizes local schools and districts in the development of strategic partnerships with local businesses and community organizations. Through strong, strategic, and intentional partnerships, our schools have the potential, perhaps as never before, to prepare students with knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the workforce and to make themselves and West Virginia more prosperous.

For more information contact Sally Barton at 304-342-7850 (phone) or Sally@educationalliance.org

WV Ready Partnership Award

In order to bolster partnerships between businesses and schools, The Education Alliance has partnered with West Virginia Public Broadcasting and 84 Agency to host the WV Ready Partnership Award, with a prize valued at more than $10,000 going to three winning partnerships. The Partnership Award application period has closed at this time, and the winners will be notified as they are selected.