Chamber’s educational forum highlights growing collaborative effort of Forsyth County’s six higher-ed institutions

For the first time in at least 15 years — possibly ever — the top officials of Forsyth County’s six higher-education institutions shared a stage last week.

The Winston Salem Chamber of Commerce held its inaugural State of Education luncheon Wednesday at the Benton Convention Center. The goal was “bringing the community together for an important discussion about workforce opportunities.”

If the collaborative and collegial nature of the conversation is any indication, a new or extended series of partnerships could be spawned from the forum.