GOVA Region 8 News, Press Release

Governor Glenn Youngkin Applauds Approval of James Madison University’s Innovation and Career Lab School

January 26, 2024

RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Board of Education today approved James Madison University’s Lab School for Innovation and Career Exploration in partnership with Blue Ridge Community College and Rockingham County public schools. The lab school will cultivate innovation, provide career exposure to students, and serve as a preprofessional teacher education development catalyst that bolsters JMU’s teacher preparation and licensure efforts.  

Read the full press release HERE.

*GO Virginia Region 8 has prioritized workforce development as on of its key frameworks for economic development in the Shenandoah Valley and has funded several projects dedicated to this through Community Colleges and Career and Technical Schools in the region.*