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job training Job programs need backup

Posted on Jan. 30, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

Jobs and job training programs, to be successful, need to incorporate traditional apprenticeship and internship programs with government certification of training, updated to include computer programming, programming and operating computer numerically controlled equipment and three-dimensional printing.

Along with training programs should come pressure for employers to participate in training programs and to hire certified trained workers for jobs! Employers who deliberately hire uncertified workers with no intention of getting these workers into certification programs that will make them better, safer workers need to be made to realize that certification in approved training programs should reduce liabilities, lawsuits, and other problems.

Training programs will do no good without employers who are willing to hire properly certified workers and participate in proper training programs that offer workers the ability to carry certification from one job to the next.

David A. Shepard

Bristol




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 This undated image posted on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, by the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group, a Syrian opposition group, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows a fighter from the Islamic State group, armed with a knife and an automatic weapon, next to captured Syrian army soldiers and officers, following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa, Syria. A U.N. commission accused the extremist Islamic State organization of committing crimes against humanity as pictures emerged of the extremists' bloody takeover of the air base.

Posted on Aug. 31, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
 A man closes off an entrance to the Last Stop outdoor shooting range Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in White Hills, Ariz. Gun range instructor Charles Vacca was accidentally killed Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at the range by a 9-year-old with an Uzi submachine gun.

Posted on Aug. 31, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.
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