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University to host community listening session on workforce development at MOVC


Marshall University’s Mid-Ohio Valley Center (MOVC) will host a community listening session to discuss the future of the local workforce and regional economic development. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the center, located at 1 John Marshall Way, Point Pleasant, WV 25550.

Under the leadership of Marshall President Brad D. Smith, the university has taken an increased approach at fostering economic development across the region. With new investments arriving in the Mason County area, university officials see continued development around the Point Pleasant facility.

The community listening session aims to provide a forum for local leaders, educators, business owners and community members to come together and share ideas, insights and proposals for advancing the local workforce and boosting economic growth in the region.

“Moving forward, Marshall University views MOVC as a real asset in our effort to provide in-demand, on-demand continuous learning for all,” said Smith. “We are excited to pull local leaders together, listen to various ideas and strategize on how best to leverage MOVC for the benefit of the entire Ohio Valley community.”

“Community engagement is the cornerstone of meaningful progress,” said Brandon Dennison,  vice president of economic and workforce development at Marshall. “The listening session is an opportunity for stakeholders to contribute to shaping the future of the region economically.”

The Mid-Ohio Valley Center has been at the forefront of offering quality education and skills training in the Mason County area for more than 25 years. As part of Marshall University, MOVC is dedicated to enriching the lives of students and the community by providing academic, vocational and lifelong learning opportunities.


Event Details

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 26

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Location Mid-Ohio Valley Center, 1 John Marshall Way, Point Pleasant, WV 25550

Refreshments: Coffee, Water, and Snacks Provided