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Middle skill jobs get short shrift

Middle skill jobs get short shrift

The Baltimore region is justifiably proud of strong companies in cutting edge fields like cybersecurity and biotech, with a workforce powered by our world-class universities and colleges. High-tech, higher education-driven industries are our future, but we also must double down on the training and transportation connections needed to create and fill what are called "middle-skill" jobs. Middle-skill jobs are a critical link in our economy that too often gets short shrift. These jobs require some training beyond high school — for example, at a community college or in an apprenticeship program — and provide pathways to good paying careers for people who don't attend...