Richmond, Va. (AP) -- Virginia and West Virginia have been chosen to host forums on how to get adult workers postsecondary education.
The states are among six chosen by the National Governors Association Center for best practices. The states will host a governor's forum on postsecondary credential attainment by adult workers.
Each will receive a grant of up to $10,000 for the initiative.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said state governments should be looking on ways to help adult workers get the education needed to get better paying jobs.
He said the forums will help identify and implement programs to make education more affordable and accessible.
The forums will include state leaders from the private sector and community colleges, as well as experts in workforce development, human services and economic development.
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