“Industry Puts Heat on Schools to Teach Skills Employers Need” on WSJ.com presents a problem that I hear from existing industry – entraints into the workforce do not have the skills employers need and the mass of baby boomers are aging out. I think we cannot blame the schools for the problem. However, shouldn’t employers expect them to lead the solution? Many schools are working hard, especially rural schools, preparing students for today’s (and tomorrow’s) workplace.
… it’s probably here somewhere
Daryl Phillips, CEcD, EDFP
I work as an economic developer consulting with communities and companies developing locations, building communities and identifying and developing workforce. However, my opinions on this blog are free and my own, as is the blog itself.
I am a member of International Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, Tennessee Economic Development Council and International Council of Shopping Centers.
I have earned over 20 years experience in economic and workforce development. I have earned and maintain the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council. I have earned a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.
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