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Western Hoping to Address "Skills Gap"


LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW)  When Western asked voters to approve a $79.8 million referendum, one issue President Lee Rasch wanted to address was something known as the skills gap. 

Rasch says, there are jobs available but not enough people to fill them.  Rasch says, ". . . think about it.  If those manufacturing jobs go vacant, that's really holding the economy back.  And so, it just makes sense for us to figure out how to do the best we can to get those people into those jobs."

If the referendum passes, it would mean $39 on a $100 thousand home according to Western.  Among the additional goals for that money, an addition to the technology building and renovations to the Coleman and Kumm Centers. 

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