FY 23 SWVHEC Annual Report


In the summer of 2022, Governor Glenn Youngkin made a stop at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center. His visit included time to interact with local students and see firsthand the STEM education activities taking place at the Center. He was particularly interested in flying drones and the LEGO robotics. While at the Center, he also hosted a roundtable discussion of about 45 people--superintendents, teachers, specialists, students and parents--to hear their views on what schools need to continue to progress. The topics included classroom instruction, expectations for student progress, state education requirements, career training and internships, student mental health and the state budget item for $100 million to fund “laboratory” schools for career education. The Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center is part of a regional partnership to create a lab school that is focused on educational pipelines for health care careers.


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