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Panel seeks to strengthen business-education relationships

Key to fostering economic development in south Wood County is to maintain collaborative efforts focused on solutions, experts say

5:58 PM, Jul. 4, 2013
Gus Mancuso
Gus Mancuso
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Business leaders and school officials in the Wisconsin Rapids area are working to raise awareness about an issue they say is vital to improving the job climate in south Wood County.

For nearly a year, the Business-Education Partnership Committee, which consists of representatives from five south Wood County school systems - Wisconsin Rapids, Nekoosa, Port Edwards, Assumption Catholic and Immanuel Lutheran - has met monthly to figure out how to address what local workforce and economic development leaders call a widening skills gap when it comes to manufacturing.

"We're working really ...

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