published Friday, April 1st, 2011

Local group launches work force effort

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    In this file photo, Tim Spires, president of the Chattanooga Regional Manufacturers Association, stands outside NA Industries.
    Staff File Photo by Dan Henry/Chattanooga Times Free Press

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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about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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