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This may not be the proper forum for what I have to say but I hope you will allow me to make this comment: If businesses have money to invest and are not ready to employ more workers have they considered investing in workforce development training through our community colleges?
Community colleges have four missions: preparing transfer students for university, general education, community life long learning and workforce development. For too long there has been no money invested in the technologies and equipment needed to train workers for middle class wage earning jobs. Why not now?
How better to lift the unskilled or obsolete skilled working class into the workplace of the 21st century than by having the business community drive the training of the workforce from which they draw employees? Continuous partnerships between community colleges and the business owners would better ensure the workforce skills are kept current.
I rmember when I return to college int he early 80--the olden days---that Apple had given our little rural community college Apple 2E computers and every student had to take programming (Basic and Fortran) as a required course. Look where that has taken us.
I encourage the business community to invest in educating and training their workforce now while they have the money to invest.
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