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The White House Higher Education Summit recently recognized the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia because of its efforts to transform developmental education. 

The Obama administration identified developmental education as a barrier to more Americans earning a college degree, particularly low-income students.

"The key mission to the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia is to support the state's economic development efforts by delivering technical education necessary to prepare a skilled workforce," said WVCTCS Chancellor James Skidmore. "This initiative is focused on increasing the number of West Virginians with college credentials and prepared to enter high-skill, high-wage jobs."

West Virginia received one of 10 $1 million grants from Complete College America, which was used to target developmental education reform.