How about we grow our own?

By BROOKE COLE STANSBURY
& FRANK SHELTON, KCPS

Kentucky is “open for business!” National quit rates and state unemployment rates seem to agree that the job market is getting better...sort of.

So, why does a recent community assessment of Knox County, conducted by the Union College School of Nursing, paint a grim picture of the cycle of poverty and its reverberations across generations and within our borders?

The answer is the lack of a skilled and talented workforce.

This is not to say that local schools are just turning out students who aren’t willing to work.

It’s more complex than that.

Not everyone c.an graduate top of the class.

But everyone can graduate with a path or at least a plan.

Additionally, those at the top must be motivated to stay.

So, how can Knox County become known for growing its own? How do we cultivate careers?

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