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April 3, 2017

Concerted effort can boost coding jobs in W.Va.

Column by Anne Barth Huntington Herald-Dispatch April 2, 2017 With ever-increasing advances in technology, there is one thing we DO know. Coding – the process of writing computer programs to analyze data, manage digital systems and operate today’s machinery and consumer products – will become more and more important. In fact, coding has been called the […]

March 6, 2017

How we are driving coding workforce for WV’s future

  Op-ed in The Charleston Gazette-Mail March 5, 2017 By: Anne Barth   Much has been written about the future of work, but many questions remain unanswered. Will robots and machine learning replace a majority of workers across a multitude of sectors in the next decades? How will artificial intelligence replace humans across a […]

September 5, 2016

STEM job survey results may be surprising to some

West Virginia Metronews By Chris Lawrence in News | September 05, 2016  CHARLESTON, W.Va. — New survey results indicate more West Virginians work in STEM-related fields than some might believe.

September 2, 2016

New Survey Finds More Than 48,500 Working in STEM Fields in West Virginia in 2015

September 1, 2016 Contact:   Anne Barth,, 304-444-2918 Charleston, W.Va. – According to a survey commissioned by TechConnect West Virginia, the West Virginia Department of Commerce found that 48,553 people worked in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related fields in the state in 2015.  This represents 6.7 percent of the state’s total workforce and […]

August 26, 2016

TechConnect West Virginia announces program for state businesses, entrepreneurs

7 News, WTRF-TV Business opportunities within the Mountain State are about to be scaled up.

February 25, 2014

Paul Hill: Leading the way for higher ed

Commentary by Dr. Paul Hill in the Charleston Daily Mail, February 21, 2014   Today at the State Capitol, colleges and universities from across West Virginia have come together to showcase the vast opportunities for a high-quality postsecondary education right here at home. From Shepherdstown to Huntington, Morgantown to Athens, and at multiple points in […]

July 11, 2013

TechConnectWV Featured in “Views & Visions”

Anne Barth, Executive Director of TechConnect West Virginia, contributed an article to “Views & Visions,” a publication of Bowles Rice, Attorneys at Law, in the current edition of the magazine, entitled “Creating Tomorrow’s Workforce.”  Read this discussion of innovation as an economic driver and what’s happening in West Virginia here (pages 12-13).      

August 6, 2012

New ‘tech’ economy provides opportunities for those with knowledge, skills

Column in The State Journal, July 18, 2012 By: Anne Barth, TechConnect West Virginia The “New Economy” requires young people and workers to have specific skill sets, particularly in the business sectors that are expected to see continued growth. Some of these industries are ones that TechConnect West Virginia has targeted in our efforts to […]

June 26, 2012

Discussing the Future of Biometrics and Identity Management in West Virginia

More than ninety people attended TechConnectWV’s forum on June 20, “Next Steps in Identity Technologies: Biometrics and Beyond” at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center in Fairmont.  TechConnectWV sponsored the event in conjunction with CSC and IMTAS to bring together stakeholders in the biometrics and identity management sectors to discuss opportunities for collaboration that could […]

June 26, 2012

West Virginia Described as “Enterprising State”

West Virginia and TechConnectWV, along with INNOVA and MATRIC, are mentioned in a June 11, 2012 post from the National Chamber Foundation of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  Efforts to align existing resources and leverage assets in West Virginia are paying off, and West Virginia is being recognized as an “enterprising state.”  TechConnect West Virginia […]