Dual enrollment and early college are essential ingredients to college completion

February 19, 2019 | By Johnny M. Moore, president of Pierpont Community & Technical College via The State Journal

Recently, a number of state legislators, educators, community leaders and members of the state Board of Education attended the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative’s third annual Legislators’ Forum on Education and the Economy, which focused on preparing students for the realities of our rapidly-evolving knowledge and technology-based economy. This economy demands development of skills and credentials beyond the high school level—career certification and two-year degrees or higher—to penetrate those sectors of the job market that offer secure employment and wages sufficient to support a family.

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