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During the launch of The Education Alliance’s EDTalks: Connecting Education, Jobs and Our Future speaker series May 20 at the Morgantown Event Center, innovative discussion and big ideas on strengthening public education was the focus.

“As we think about the tremendous economic opportunities and challenges facing our state, the connection between jobs and education is obvious. Engaging our communities in this conversation is mission critical to our success,” said Amelia Courts, president and chief executive officer of The Education Alliance. “The Education Alliance is excited to hear from influential thought leaders on how we can strengthen the pipeline to future jobs in West Virginia.”

West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee and Sierra Cook, a student entrepreneur who won the WVU high school business competition, shared innovative ideas on how to strengthen the pipeline to future jobs in West Virginia.

According to Gee, colleges and universities have the power to take ideas and turn them into jobs. "To harness that power, we must build partnerships with everyone—government, industry, K-12 educators, communities and other institutions. Working together, we can create a future that offers opportunity to our young people and a talented workforce for our employers,” he said.

“At my high school, the teachers care about their students, their education and their future,” featured EDTalks speaker Cook said. “As a young person, I see entrepreneurship as my opportunity to build a career that I love and give back to West Virginia.”

EDTalks will be held across West Virginia to provide a series of networking and education events designed to engage business, education, and community leaders in public education issues. Each program will feature presentations by different speakers, professionals, and advocates and afford ample time for conversation and networking. The next EDTalks event will be held June 19 in Charles Town. More information on the EDTalks speaker series or to view a video of featured speakers can be found by visiting EducationAlliance.org/EDTalks or by contacting The Education Alliance at 866-314-KIDS. 
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