Local group launches work force effort

Local group launches work force effort

April 1st, 2011 by Mike Pare in Local - Breaking News

In this file photo, Tim Spires, president of the Chattanooga Regional Manufacturers Association, stands outside NA Industries.

Chattanooga business leaders today agreed to launch a new statewide education initiative aimed at honing the work force skills needed by manufacturers.

Tim Spires, president of the Chattanooga Regional Manufacturers Association, said the new system would certify certain worker skills and could attract more industry to the area.

"We'll develop a curriculum to direct people to manufacturing jobs," Spires said.

The effort is a partnership between the local industry association and the Washington, D.C.-based manufacturing institute.

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