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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Closing the skills deficit of West Virginia's workforce and offering programs that teach the skills employers are seeking are among the challenges faced by the state, some of the state's education leaders said Thursday.

They were speaking at the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce's 81st Annual Meeting and Business Summit at The Greenbrier to discuss how West Virginia's workforce is being educated and prepared to lead the businesses and industries in the 21st Century.

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