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THEODORA KALIKOW: Internships one way to teach skills employers need workers to have

Theodora Kalikow

President Kalikow's July article in the Kennebec Journal.

Let's remind ourselves what education is for. American education's long-term purposes focus on citizenship, transmitting culture and learning to the next generation, and enabling individuals to meet their human potential.

Today, I'm going to focus on some specific purposes of education. What do employers actually want? What do businesses, industry and nonprofits need people to be able to do? Particularly here in Maine, what should we be paying attention to?

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