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Jackson Regional Partnership Sponsor Workforce Development Symposium

October 15, 2012

Cradle To Career: A Regional Collaboration For Workforce Development Strategies

By: www.JacksonTN.com

Across the country, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find employees with the advanced skills that manufacturing employees need to be successful. The Jackson Regional Partnership (JRP) recognized this problem and took steps to address the needs of the West Tennessee region.  Around 80 representatives from manufacturing, education, economic development and government came together on Thursday, August 30 and Friday,  August 31 at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital for the “From Cradle to Career: A Regional Collaboration for Workforce Development Strategies” session.

The Jackson Regional Partnership (JRP), which includes Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Gibson, Hardeman, Haywood, Henderson, McNairy and Madison Counties, and attendees participated in small groups during the two day collaboration. The purpose of the small groups was to help develop ideas and solutions that will help the region to be more prepared to compete for job growth and how to better integrate education with industry-based certifications.

Read the full article at www.JacksonTN.com

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