Eastern seeks community input for Workforce Education Business Needs Survey

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Staff with the Workforce Education Department at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College are asking questions, and community members in the Potomac Highlands can help them find the best answers.

The questions are part of the college’s annual Business Needs Survey, which is available online on Eastern’s website at https://easternwv.edu/workforce-education.

The survey is designed to help Workforce Education staff learn about workforce skills that are needed to grow businesses and organizations in the region. Survey results will guide the development and expansion of Workforce Education training programs at Eastern.

The collected survey information is confidential. Respondents are not required to provide any identifying information, but they can include a business name and contact information if they wish to be contacted.

As an incentive, one randomly selected survey participant will win a free $50 gift certificate that can be used to purchase items at Eastern’s branded merchandise store in Spring 2023 (this online storefront currently is under development).

Megan Webb, dean of advancement and continuing education at Eastern, said the survey is vital for shaping workforce training programs that fit the area’s most pressing economic needs. “We appreciate hearing from the local community, business owners and leaders and aim to use this information to support our region’s economy,” she said.

Questions about the survey can be directed to WorkforceEd@easternwv.edu.