Forge In The News
When is the right time to start talking to children about a career?
Can the businesses in the community help the school system prepare students for careers after high school?
Frank Vitale, President and Chief Operating Officer of Forge Business Solutions met with business leaders and educators last week to answer those questions.read more
HUNTINGTON – High school students may believe they are ready to enter the workforce after graduation, but according to reports, employers say many students are not.
In an effort to strengthen local economies while providing increased opportunities for career exploration for West Virginia students,read more
OAK HILL — There are plenty of bad statistics about West Virginia.
One of the most alarming? The state’s workforce participation rate is 53 percent — nearly 10 percent below the national average.
Some argue the low workforce rate is because of a lack of jobs; others argue jobs in the state are going unfilled due to the lack of qualified applicants.
Frank Vitale, former member of the West Virginia Board of Education, talks with Hoppy Kercheval about his project with four county school board and local chambers of commerce working together to advance career opportunities in West Virginia. Listen on...read more
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FORGE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS WELCOMES SENIOR STRATEGIST Amy Wagner brings more than 30 years of experience to Forge Business Solutions MORGANTOWN, W.VA. - Forge Business Solutions is pleased to welcome Amy Wagner as a Senior Strategist, bringing more than 30...read more
Talking workforce development and education with Frank Vitale and Mon County Schools Superintendent Dr. Eddie Campbell. Listen with Dave and Sarah on WAJRread more
MORGANTOWN — School districts, Chambers of Commerce and employers in four West Virginia counties are taking part in an initiative that organizers hope will boost workforce growth opportunities and provide a career pathway for the Mountain State’s students.read more