From the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Journal-Gazette, “High-tech workers needed,” quoting Emily DeRocco, Manufacturing Institute president, who spoke at the Indiana Regional Manufacturing Summit, held on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne:
[DeRocco] said “we need to pull down the artificial barriers between academic and technical education.”
But, she said, don’t expect the federal government to take the lead. Changes must come at the local level, she said, recommending that manufacturers do things such as find candidates to run for school board.
One member of the audience said manufacturers could do something simpler for schools: show up.
“We see military recruiters all the time, we see college recruiters all the time,” said Scott Mills, superintendent of North Wells Community Schools. “I’ve had one call from a manufacturer.”
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