Gov. Justice issues statement on Blue Ribbon Commission on four-year higher education
CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice issued the following statement today regarding his Blue Ribbon Commission on four-year higher education.
“In the Blue Ribbon Commission’s process of reviewing, studying and assessing the four-year higher education institutions, some requests have been made to include our community and technical colleges.
“Once the Blue Ribbon Commission has progressed in its mission to establish efficiencies that ensure we are serving our students and have identified ways to make sure these four-year institutions can thrive and stay in the communities they are currently located in, at that time we will expand the scope to include our community and technical colleges.
"I thoroughly believe in increasing the opportunities for students that want to pursue the trades. We desperately need to train a larger and more skilled workforce."