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Report: Metro’s Supply Of Workers May Be Slightly Out Of Step With Demand

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Posted: February 7, 2013

Zachary Zimmerman, 20, (left) of Shenandoah and Khashayar Dashtpour, 23, of Harrisonburg set up a hydraulic training system at Mechatronics Engineering’s math class at Blue Ridge Community College. A new report finds the Harrisonburg metro area short on some key job skills. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Instructor Matt Goss conducts a Mechatronics Engineering math class at Blue Ridge Community College on Tuesday. BRCC, Shenandoah Valley Partnership and the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Investment Board commissioned Chmura Economics to study metro Harrisonburg’s workforce and how it matches up with skills needed in the Valley.
HARRISONBURG — The Harrisonburg metro area has a deficit of workers with a bachelor’s degree or above, according to a Richmond research firm.

But Chmura Economics and Analytics’ model likely...


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