Pennsylvania district to expand career and tech program

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Erie School District is expanding its career and technical education program in an effort to offer more courses to more students in all city high schools.

It's a move the local business community has clamored for, Erie schools Superintendent Jay Badams said, as they struggle to find skilled candidates to fill open positions.

"Even during the recession when we heard about underemployment and unemployment, we had employers who had positions but had a hard time filling them," Badams said. "We have a huge role to play in workforce development."

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