News - -  At Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, a Health Simulation and Technology Center recently opened to help train medical assistants, health information technicians and more. Eight new robotic welding units are humming at the college’s Oshkosh campus.

The college runs seven automotive and truck training programs, an apprenticeship program for building trades, an agricultural training center, a culinary arts program and an array of offerings for advanced manufacturing careers.

So, what’s missing? Little more than recruiting enough interested students — and finding enough companies willing to invest in them in ways that will pay for everyone.

“The real issue in Wisconsin today is that we still don’t have enough people with the right skill sets,” said Susan May, president of Fox Valley Technical College since 2008. “As long as there is a mismatch between skills and what employers need, we will have workforce shortages.”...

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- - Volume: 2 - WEEK: 31 Date: 7/29/2014 9:03:58 AM -