Nimble workforce called key to Galesburg’s future

From the Register-Mail:

To be successful in a rapidly changing economy, Galesburg will need to develop a nimble workforce that is ready to adapt to evolving trends.

That was the message from the group of community leaders who spoke at Thursday’s Galesburg Advantage forum in Carl Sandburg College, which focused on creating a 21st century workforce….

All of the speakers spoke of the need to impress the importance of education on young people. But Knox College President Roger Taylor also emphasized the importance of parents in improving the performance of their children. He said the bulk of students who dropped out of the Gale Scholar program did so because of their “family situation or lack thereof.” The Gale Scholar program provides scholarships to Galesburg High School students from low-income backgrounds.