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Business Leaders
Robert Kaplan
April 6, 2017
So business leaders need to first survey what they're open positions are, Uh, and if there's skills, gaps
they're seeing in the local market, what are they? They then need to approach either local elected
officials, workforce development board and educational institutions and talk about whether there are
opportunities to partner either in an existing program or create a new program to create training for
those types of positions. Normally, when businesses do this, what they learn is there's many other
similar businesses in their community that have similar needs that aren't being filled. And, uh, and
they could be even more influential with a local junior college or high school or college to provide
those programs because it means the college knows. Or the high school knows they have a much
greater chance to get more students in, and that there's a demand for those positions