1. Manufacturing a 'ticket to the middle class' in Massachusetts

    Manufacturing a 'ticket to the middle class' in Massachusetts

    The advancement of these skills is important as there continues to be a lack of people qualified for manufacturing positions, said Governor Deval Patrick. There are currently 250,000 people looking for work, he said, and some of the manufacturing jobs that are available cannot be filled because people lack the technical skills. With the move to advanced manufacturing, the skills have changed drastically and require a different kind of education.

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