Maine Democrats tout education in radio address

Posted Sept. 17, 2011, at 9:24 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — State Sen. Justin Alfond says a good education system is the best job-creation program the state can have.

In the weekly Democratic radio address Saturday, Alfond says without an educated work force, the state will be hard-pressed to fill job openings and attract new investment to the Maine. He says an educated work force is the ticket to remaining competitive.

Alfond said that the jobs of the future won’t be limited to people with bachelor’s degrees, and that the best educational path for many may be to learn a trade or a skill.