Forge In The News

Moorefield Examiner: Businesses and Schools Work Together to Help Students

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.

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The Register-Herald: It takes a village

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.

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MetroNews: Frank Vitale on Career Opportunities

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...

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