Virginia selected for adult education initiative

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Virginia is one of six states selected by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices to hold a forum on adult credential attainment.

Each state will receive a grant of up to $10,000 to host a Governor’s Forum on Postsecondary Credential Attainment by Adult Workers. The goal of the program is to create a policy agenda that leads to an increase in education and skills of adult workers and the need to create a comprehensive work force.

“This NGA forum will help us identify and implement the programs and policies that will make quality postsecondary education more affordable and accessible in the Commonwealth,” Gov. Bob McDonnell said in a statement.

The center says that about half of today’s jobs require training beyond high school. 

Other states selected to host forums are Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, Montana and West Virginia.

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