Governor McAuliffe visits JMU for robotics summit

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV)-- Governor Terry McAuliffe was in town on Friday for a robotic summit at James Madison University.

Students, industry leaders, teachers, and government officials all gathered to discuss how to bridge the gap between what we are teaching, and what businesses are looking for.

Leaders say having Governor McAuliffe at the summit will only help the industry.

"Having the Governor come here draws attention. It really makes people focus, that yes, not only is he saying it, but he actually is interested in those topics," said Nick Swayne, the Executive Director of 4-VA.

The Governor made it a point to say cyber jobs are open right now in Virginia.

He says there are 36,000 cyber jobs in Virginia just waiting to be filled.