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La Crosse university, hospital promotes global education

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Friday was a chance for members of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Gundersen Lutheran and educational facilities in La Crosse to collaborate and share ways to expand the city's global presence.

Those attending the La Crosse Global Summit shared ways to attract international business to the city, while helping local business export products over seas.

They're also looking for ways to develop education programs focusing on foreign cultures.

"If Wisconsin's going to be successful economically, it's going to need to be training leadership. Whether it's a physician, whether it's a teacher, whether it's a person who's going to be a mechanic, they need to have these skills to understand the global economy and the global society they work in today," said Jay Lokken, director of International Education at UW-L.

Lokken said La Crosse needs to start training community leaders in education and the workforce early, so they can serve as successful ambassadors for the United States.

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