In President Obama's speech to the nation last night, the importance of creating a highly skilled workforce was mentioned as a key component in getting this global economy moving in the right direction. He said:
"At the end of the day, the best way to bring our deficit down in the long run is not with a budget that continues the very same policies that have led us to a narrow prosperity and massive debt. It's with a budget that leads to broad economic growth by moving from an era of borrow and spend to one where we save and invest.
"And that's what clean energy jobs and businesses will do all across America. That's what a highly skilled workforce can do all across America. That's what an efficient health care system that controls costs and entitlements like Medicare and Medicaid will do."
It is now more important than ever to communicate the value of learning to your organizations. You can be an important cog in the strategy to turn this economy around.
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