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Summit Explores Skills Training For Job Demand

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Business and community leaders come together to discuss potential solutions to meeting workforce demand across north Louisiana.

The Top Skills Summit is presented on Tuesday, March 17th, in Shreveport.  The forum is hosted by North Louisiana Economic Partnership.  Senior Vice President of Communication Christine Rambo says the session hopes to address opportunities at developing skilled workers for an immediate need.  "We're seeing several fields with numerous openings, it's a matter of filling and keeping those jobs here," she said.

Rambo notes technology and mechanical sector jobs in north Louisiana are booming.  "CenturyLink continues to fill the 800 jobs through it's new technology center, while skilled laborers such as welders, are in high demand with very competitive salaries."

The summit features State Superintendent of Education John White as keynote speaker.  White is expected to discuss how current programs can develop skills training in preparing students for the workforce.