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Guest column: Fast Forward program aims to close skills gap

6:06 PM, Mar. 11, 2013
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Over 200,000 Wisconsin residents are unemployed today, yet employers report they are unable to find enough skilled workers to fill open positions or to allow expansion.

Wisconsin workers and employers are at a disconnect, because the education and skills of workers haven't kept pace with the skill demands of employers, creating a substantial skills gap in Wisconsin. This skills gap is likely to grow without significant changes.

Considerable state investment is going to be necessary to bolster workforce training and technology. Currently, more than 90 percent of workforce ...

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