Principle 2 - Active Partners

While our economy is experiencing an overall downturn, there are industry sectors such as healthcare, manufacturing and energy that are growing. Unfortunately, growth in these sectors is hampered by jobs that go unfilled  because there is a shortage of qualified, skilled  workers. Now more than ever alignment of our education, workforce and economic development systems is critical. In 2009 the President's Council of Economic Advisors reported that, "participation in skills-training programs led to increased wages and earnings, raised the probability and consistency of employment and led to higher-quality jobs."

 

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