In Maine, more than 50 percent of the state’s manufacturing jobs are high-tech positions that require advanced expertise and skills. However, Maine Governor Paul LePage intends to promote these employment opportunities to college and university students throughout the area in the hopes of boosting the state’s economy.??
According to WABI-TV, LePage??introduced a plan on January 28, 2013, that focuses on teaching students about technology manufacturing jobs. While LePage acknowledged that state officials have pushed many high school students to pursue college degrees in the past, he stated that the new initiative??emphasizes sharing information with pupils to show them how to handle challenging manufacturing tasks.
“We’ve taken an approach…of pushing every child to college. Not every child [will] go to college and we have a responsibility to our children to provide them with the opportunities for a good education,” LePage told the news source.??
Additionally, Maine leaders are investing at least $50,000 to promote high-tech manufacturing opportunities. If more Maine residents pursue these positions, manufacturers could watch their profits increase and may provide valuable contributions to the local economy.??
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