The Education Committee works with our Educational Institution Members to determine how our businesses can best be involved in education in our communities. The committee develops Legislative Policy Position Statements that provide a summary of key issues identified by the Education Affairs Division of the Beckley Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce. They were adopted by the Board of Directors to be presented to Legislators for the 2020 Legislative Session.
The committee meets monthly to discuss education topics such as; public school assessment and evaluation processes, preparedness of students, dropout rates and attendance, simulated workplace programs, higher education funding, technology integration, professional development for educators, teacher recruitment, counseling for students and more. We understand the importance of being an educational hub area that attracts students from around the world to West Virginia. Quality education is vital to our community at all levels. We’re training our citizens and workforce for the future.