Title

"Beyond Pessimism," part two of a three-part series on Maine's workforce. Part

Source

Mainebiz

Date

2-25-2008

Pages

1, 16-18

Abstract

"Beyond Pessimism," part two of a three-part series on Maine's workforce. Part Two looks at whether Maine is doing enough to train its workers. Despite attempting to stay abreast of economic shifts, Maine schools fall short in preparing qualified hires for the state's industries. Schools lack sufficient funding to graduate enough engineers and other skilled workers, and many of their programs have waiting lists. Building, biotech, and forestry are just a few of the industries that are short of workers. In response, many Maine schools have launched career-track degree programs in recent years.

Subjects

Labor supply, Employment, Occupational training

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