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In previous articles, we have discussed the tremendous challenges ahead for our nation, state and region as we enter a new era of global economic competition. This new era will require increasing numbers of workers with the skills necessary to compete in an economy driven by rapidly-changing technologies and innovation. These challenges include:

Bold new thinking and drastic shifts in current public policy will be necessary to address these challenges. An essential step will be the development of a twenty-first century workforce development system that is at the nexus of education, economic and community development and is designed to produce the talent force for a new era. IBI