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Appalachian Education and
Workforce Network

The Appalachian Education and Workforce Network focuses on increasing post-high school education and training attainment rates. It unites Centers in 10 states that work in partnership with all levels of education, workforce, and economic development organizations to prepare a stronger workforce.

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Appalachian Education and Workforce Network

Appalachian Education and Workforce Network

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The mission of the Appalachian Education and Workforce Network (AEW Network) is to increase post-high school education and training attainment and help build a stronger workforce in the Appalachian region.  Increasing individual and community-wide prosperity and quality of life requires the concerted efforts of policymakers and practitioners in the education and the workforce systems—working  together. The AEW Network works to create stronger connections across the education and workforce systems.  It helps to ensure that high schools prepare students to take advantage of the education and credentialing opportunities provided by 2- and 4-year colleges and universities, businesses and industries, and related training entities.

Logo - Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)Created in 2002 and supported in part by the Appalachian Regional Commission, the AEW Network is composed of program centers and partner workforce agencies in nine9  states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky,  Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Centers employ varied service and operational delivery strategies and create new partnerships to achieve their goals. 

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