While the economy works toward a sustainable recovery at a sluggish pace, many companies have complained of a shortage of qualified job candidates, reports the Battle Creek Enquirer.
Excerpt: The challenge has been tackled head-on in Battle Creek. Kellogg Community College’s Regional Manufacturing Technology Center, a unique partnership between the business community and area educational institutions, trains an average of about 1,200 people every year, said Director Laura McGuire. About 60 percent of its students come to the center for company-sponsored training, but because much of the facility’s enrollment is based on the success of the local manufacturing sector, numbers have been as low as 700 in recent years.
"These partnerships can be very agile," Good said.
Source: Battle Creek Enquirer