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Bridging the "Skills Gap"

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Is there a “Skills Gap” in the Granite State?  Some businesses say their problem is not the lack of jobs, rather it’s the lack of qualified people to fill those jobs, especially in manufacturing.  We’re looking at the reasons behind this and why some say businesses themselves need to step up if they want a well-trained workforce.    


Jim Roche: President of the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire.

Fred Kocher: President of the New Hampshire High Technology Council.

Tom Horgan: President and CEO of New Hampshire College & University Council


We'll also hear from...

Kim Lavoie: High School Counselor at Nute High School in Milton, N.H. and board member of the New Hampshire School Counselor Association. 

Gary Groleau: Senior Divisional Manager of Human Resources at New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc.



Laura is well known in New Hampshire for her in-depth coverage of important issues and is widely regarded for her interviews with presidential hopefuls. Laura is a graduate of Keene High School in New Hampshire. Prior to hosting The Exchange, Laura worked in public radio in Washington, D.C. as a local reporter and announcer for WAMU and as a newscaster for NPR. Before her radio career, she was a researcher for USA Today's "Money" section, and a research assistant at the Institute for International Economics. Laura occasionally guest hosts national programs such as The Diane Rehm Show and Here and Now. In 2007 Laura was named New Hampshire Broadcaster of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters.

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