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State approves plans to meet worker demand

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Workforce Investment Council has approved a detailed plan on how to help the state meet the impending demand for skilled crafts workers.

WIC, a panel of business leaders that advises the governor and the Louisiana Workforce Commission on the state's workforce needs, approved the plan on Tuesday, "Building Louisiana's Craft Workforce."

The Advocate reports the plan was developed by a coalition of business, industry, labor unions and government organizations who worked together for several months.

The plan includes a number of facets, from making sure that Pell Grants can be used to pay for training classes at community and technical colleges, to having career counselors work with middle and high school students.

Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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