Gov. Pritzker Orders Worker-Training Investment Review

In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker speaks after he is elected over Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker speaks after he is elected over Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh)

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has ordered a review of emerging industries so that state money for workforce training can be best used.

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The Democrat visited Southwestern Illinois Community College in Belleville Wednesday. He signed his third executive order since becoming governor Monday.

It requires a report within 90 days from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity outlining industries that show the potential for future growth so that state worker training can be targeted.

Pritzker says that the economy is changing and that “it is critical that state resources are being used to meet the demands of the 21st Century.”

It also requires reports on which industries offer the biggest return on state investment and suggested improvements to existing investment and on improving delivery of workforce training to under-served communities.


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