Column: Education opportunities needed to upgrade workforce

(Bedford) Times-Mail

During a local symposium on education in May, former Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman did not mince words regarding what the region must do to enhance its economic status.

“If your community or your state is not focused on education and workforce development, I would say you might expect to be the least, the last and the lost in any job attraction effort,” Skillman said.

She emphasized growing companies require skilled workers to thrive.


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