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  • Baker panel to focus on job training plans

    Boston Globe - 02/26/2015

    Walker, the labor secretary, said the new workforce skills cabinet will try to better connect industry not just to community colleges and vocational high schools but to the state’s career centers and regional workforce investment boards.

    A Northeastern University survey of Massachusetts manufacturers in 2012 found most do not view the public sector as a “very important” or “extremely important” source of training for future workers.

    Thirty-eight percent said vocational high schools are “very important” or “extremely important.” The figure was 13 percent for community colleges and three percent for workforce investment boards.

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