James Smith, president of the Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland, wants workforce developers to work with school districts to furnish employees with the skills to meet the growing demands of manufacturing jobs.
The Economic Growth Connection, along with the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg's Center for Applied Research, surveyed manufacturers in the county to determine "their true worker needs".
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