Meridian Community College hosts workforce forum

Published: Apr. 3, 2019 at 2:12 PM CDT
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Meridian Community College hosted a community forum with business owners and educational leaders Wednesday

The group met to discuss ways to develop an educated workforce. The goal was for businesses to share the skills they are seeking and for school systems to train students to meet that need.

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, the guest speaker, says a stronger, more educated and dedicated workforce will help strengthen communities across the state.

"Educated workforce starts in our high schools. The workers of our future are sitting in senior class at Meridian High School," said Hosemann. "What we are trying to do is for them to have a meaningful employment and a future economic life."

Hosemann says a solid partnership between local high schools, businesses and community colleges will help strengthen Meridian's workforce.