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Employers need skilled workers: more technical schools

Q: What is your plan to increase jobs and grow the economy in Georgia?

A: The most important thing we can do in Georgia with respect to having a healthy economy is to ensure that our education system is viable and is educating people to have the skills they need. The biggest anchor we have on economic growth, right now, is our education system. The Governor's policies with respect to technical schools, higher education, K through 12, have all undermined our ability to grow toward the future. The other piece that is important to me is technical schools. We have lost 45,000 students in our technical schools because of the Governor's policies. That is an economic disaster waiting to happen. We've got employers that need folks with skills and we've got people who want to move up in the world and need those skills and they are not able to go to technical schools, and that's not good for anybody.

Source: Atlanta Progressive News Q&A: 2014 Georgia Governor's race , Feb 13, 2014

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