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First Ascent Will Try To Retain WV Grads

September 6th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

First Ascent, a new program designed to cultivate and retain local talent within West Virginia, is now accepting applications from recent West Virginia University and Marshall University graduates, helping the Mountain State’s young professionals stay close to home.  The program complements a similar strategy called Ascend WV that encourages relocation to West Virginia. First Ascent will address the population loss and brain drain that stems from new graduates pursuing employment opportunities elsewhere.  WVU President Gordon Gee announced the program at the recent West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Business Summit…