In Alabama, Dreaming It and Doing It

From The Huntsville Times, “Official praises ‘Dream it, Do it’“:

The state’s director of work force development on Tuesday praised a program called “Dream it, Do it” that’s aimed at improving the image of manufacturing among students, parents and educators.

The Tennessee Valley “Dream it, Do it” initiative, officially launched Tuesday for a 23-county area in North Alabama and southern Tennessee, is the first “Dream it, Do it” campaign in the Southeast and the first two-state effort.

“These are uncertain times – these are uncertain times in our economy,” said Dr. Matthew Hughes, director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development. “It seems like everywhere we turn, we’re faced with troubling news.” The way for the state of Alabama and the country to keep a leadership role in a global economy, he said, is having “a skilled and well-educated work force.”

Earlier story from the Times, “Program pushes manufacturing

“Dream It, Do It” is a grassroots, locally driven initiative that the Manufacturing Institute has helped spread throughout the country. Here’s the website.

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