The connection between quality education and economic growth is more than a nice idea. It is essential to everyone’s future. Everyone!
“Preparing workers to compete in a changing economy is how we open the door to sustainable, good jobs that keep or attract young people to the area. It’s also a way to make sure there are more career options for older workers. I know from experience it’s a formula that works!”
Jake sees the Rockford area a magnet for companies seeking a well-trained workforce. He believes efforts like restoring vocational training in high schools and expanding worker training programs in community colleges are ideas that will make this a reality.
His own experience creating a program that trains young people in the building trades gives Jake real-world proof that focused educational resources benefit individuals and the communities they live in. Jake Castanza understands how to connect the dots—and move us forward.