If you've read a newspaper or been online lately, chances are you've read about the skills shortage or the workforce paradox. The situation is frustrating manufacturers, vexing human resource managers and inhibiting economic recovery.
A recent blurb at the very bottom of the editorial page in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel acknowledges an oversight in a previous editoria. The paper praises the UW System for launching a new dual enrollment program and simultaneously urges the technical colleges to follow suit and expand options for high school students. What the editorial board apparently didn't realize is that the technical colleges have offered dual enrollment programs for the past 30 years through programs like Youth Options and Youth Apprenticeships .