1. Lawmakers collaborate with education and business communities on workforce development

    Lawmakers collaborate with education and business communities on workforce development

    Lawmakers plan to develop partnerships with the education and business communities to help students find jobs when the get out of school. Dozens of representatives from vocational schools, community colleges and businesses gathered at the State House Wednesday for the Committee on Labor and Workforce Development’s Education Pathways to Success event. Lawmakers hope the event will help forge new partnerships between government, education and business. “We kind of need everyone at the table for long term job security so that businesses are getting what they want so employees are getting the best jobs they can get,” State Rep. Paul ...

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    1. We kind of need everyone at the table for long term job security so that businesses are getting what they want so employees are getting the best jobs they can get.
    2. Specifically in Northampton, we have a very large agricultural contingency-a lot of farms, a lot of businesses looking for ag and we're really the only ag program in western Mass..
    3. Collaborating with folks in various parts of workforce development are very important in trying to find solutions that will improve the pipeline of workers for the future.
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