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Business & Education
Mon July 8, 2013
Officials Note Shortage of Workers in Tech Fields
State officials say they're working with educators and business owners to address a gap between students and a shortage of workers for in-demand job markets in the state.
Director of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, Gregory Fitch, tells the Montgomery Advertiser (http://on.mgmadv.com/16Yr9Wn ) technical and industrial fields ranging from trucking to engineering and welding are seeing a shortage of qualified workers in Alabama because they're careers that students no longer consider as options.
Fitch says some of the worker shortages may be linked to cultural biases against the jobs. State Commerce Director, Greg Canfield, says a potential solution could be a partnership to bring children as young as kindergarteners into industrial sites for tours and information sessions.
Information from: Montgomery Advertiser, http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com