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Workforce development means different things to different people — which is why the term carries emotional and political weight across Wisconsin, from its small towns to its major cities.

It also explains why policymakers must aspire to devise a balanced approach to meeting Wisconsin’s diverse workforce needs.

If you live in a city where a significant percentage of young adults don’t even graduate from high school, workforce development is about survival: Avoiding a lifetime of low-wage jobs and living on the edge.

Ken Notes: I may have run this last week -- over 500 news outlets read Wisconsin Apprentice and if they pick up a story or article and report it (this is encouraged) we see it again the next week.... I try to filter these but Tom is pretty prolific and fun to read...

Read More At: http://www.postcrescent.com/story/money/2014/08/24/diverse-workforce-challenges-require-mix-strategies/14456681/



- - Volume: 2 - WEEK: 35 Date: 8/26/2014 10:56:33 AM -