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Governor Jim Justice Issues Proclamation for West Virginia Excellence in Manufacturing Education Day

The Explore the New Manufacturing Program, in cooperation with the West Virginia Department of Education, announced the celebration of West Virginia Excellence in Manufacturing Education Day.  The proclamation celebrates and recognizes students and educators across the Mountain State for their excellence and commitment to the next generation of workers in the manufacturing industry. 

“West Virginia Excellence in Manufacturing Education Day is just one of many celebratory moments for secondary school manufacturing programs in West Virginia,” said Clinton Burch, Technical Education Officer, West Virginia Department of Education. “Collaborative efforts with organizations such as Explore the New Manufacturing are opening doors to incredible opportunities that allow students to realize they can earn a livable wage here in the Mountain State doing something they love!  Building education and industry partnerships like these expands our goal to inspire the next generation of West Virginia manufacturers and become a global hotspot for future investors.” 

Working in partnership with the West Virginia Department of Education, the Explore the New Manufacturing Program, state manufacturers, and educators are joining forces to strengthen manufacturing education programs to narrow the skills gap and guide West Virginia’s youth into opportunities that will lead to long-term, rewarding careers in the manufacturing industry.  It is with immense pride that today we recognize all the partners who are committed to helping students discover a host of exciting and rewarding careers within the Mountain State.

"Today is to recognize those in education and industry who tirelessly cultivate innovative and engaging educational programs connecting student interest and skills with meaningful career opportunities in manufacturing.  West Virginia Excellence in Manufacturing Education Day is a celebration of the state’s students and educators for their excellence and commitment to the next generation in the manufacturing industry workforce,” said Explore the New Manufacturing Program Director, Monica Cross.    

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