From the Boston Globe: Schools’ wait lists called a drag on the economy; Thousands seek vocational classes as skilled jobs go unfilled in state

September 18th, 2014

The increasing demand for career and technical education opportunities is not unique to New Jersey.

According to a recent story in the Boston Globe:

…Many vocational and technical schools across Massachusetts have long waiting lists for students seeking admission, creating a bottleneck in worker training even as thousands of well-paying jobs go unfilled for lack of skilled labor, according to a new survey.

The survey, conducted by researchers at Northeastern University School of Law, found that at least 3,500 students were unable to get into public vocational schools in the past two years, with the longest waiting lists in communities with high unemployment and large minority populations…

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