Employers are accelerating private-sector efforts to attract and retain the skilled workers they need to compete. Demographics are changing, and we face a worker shortage of 239,000 by 2022. The Legislature should support effective programs that meet the needs of the changing economy and employers.
- Expand Business Education Networks through partnership with local chambers of commerce.
- Redirect existing state dollars to fund effective programs that meet the needs of the changing economy and employers.
- Increase access to early learning scholarships that give priority to low-income families to access high-quality programs.
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