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FEBRUARY 1998

Skills training fund

Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, chair of the Economic Development, Job Creation, Commerce and Industry Committee, has proposed a $50 million skills training fund.

Training services would be delivered through networks or associations of businesses that would both shape the training and choose the provider.

Schimminger noted that there are increasing reports of shortages of qualified workers in many industries. He said that this trend has moved workforce development and skills training to the top of the economic development agenda.

February 19, 1998