More budget raids on higher education imperil the state's future

Monday, November 21, 2011 - 10:11am
The Seattle Times

WASHINGTON lawmakers imperil the economic health and welfare of the state if they further erode support for community and technical colleges and universities.
The key word is capacity, in all of its meanings.

The state's economic recovery depends on education investments that produce more degrees and workplace skills. Our labor force needs the aptitude to compete for 21st-century jobs.

All of the potential good news surrounding the future of aerospace in Washington is directly linked to the availability of engineers and skilled labor. The state is in a deadly serious competition for those opportunities.