I have attended numerous meetings in our region where employers have shared the difficulty in finding employees to work. Similar conversations are taking place all across the state and country as well. While we may not be alone in this issue, we cannot accept it. It seems natural that employers look to Fulton-Montgomery Community College to help solve this problem; community colleges have long been involved in developing the workforce.
The challenge with this workforce shortage is its breadth. It is not limited to one industry. That is, we are not trying to solve the lack of machinists in the region.