Wednesday’s Missourian had 78 ads seeking workers. Many of the companies seeking workers can’t find people with the skills needed. The answer to this education-social-economic problem is training.
Some training is going on now in vocational schools, which can educate students for local industries. There is a partnership between East Central College, the Washington School District and companies in this area. The training in the Four Rivers Career Center in Washington is helping to train workers, but there still is a shortage of people with the skills that are needed. The relationship between the school and area industries is good, but it must be expanded.
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