“It’s core principle was to work directly with businesses, identify skills that the employers need for new jobs, or jobs that are currently vacant, and use those funds to help train — in short-term training programs — people who are interested in those jobs,” the system’s president, David Daigler, told us about the Quality Centers Program. “And then we hit the pandemic, and we found how critical that program was, because it was so agile, because it was able to move very quickly to meet changing business and industry needs.” The responsiveness and agility here is key. Daigler encouragingly pointed to a phrase that he said is used frequently in the community college system, “moving at the speed of business” and we think that is a critical way of approaching these training efforts moving forward." Continue reading here.

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