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Consultant: Education Must Change to Meet Job Needs

Quincy, IL – A workforce consultant believes schools must focus on a more general approach to education. Former Congressman Steve Gunderson says future jobs will be knowledge-based, so schools must prepare all of their students for continual learning. Gunderson believes America can develop the talent need to maintain the lead it holds in the world's workforce. However, he says students must learn a different set of skills. Gunderson shared his insights with the Western Illinois Workforce Investment Board.