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ICYMI: Funding for career, technical training vital to fill skills gap
Posted by Ashley Hong
, Policy Intern on May 22, 2017
In case you missed it, I penned the following piece that was printed in the San Diego Union Tribune last week (May 19), highlighting the need to ensure that interested students have the opportunities they deserve to join California's exciting advanced manufacturing economy.
Funding for career, technical training vital to fill skills gap -- by Dorothy Rothrock
Every day we hear about manufacturers embracing exciting new technologies to become more streamlined, efficient and competitive. California’s innovative companies are adopting advanced manufacturing techniques to meet our stringent new environmental sustainability goals.
California needs a skilled workforce to perform all the jobs in our increasingly complex manufacturing economy. Trained machinists, electrical and mechanical technicians are already in high demand and can command middle class and better wages without a college degree. As one of the largest industrial states in the country, we need thousands of new workers to operate robots, manage data, and program computers to support manufacturing design, production and logistical systems. ... READ MORE ON SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE
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