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Earlier this month, many of our staff members visited local industry and businesses as part of Professional Development Training. Visits were made to four locations here in Washington: Modine, Washington County Hospital, Whitesell and Engineered Building Design. The first half of the training consisted of a tour of the facility. The second half of the session was a discussion: Questions/ Answers, Discussion of skills needed, Labor market needs and What employers are seeing in new workers (what is necessary and what needs improvement).


A few things that were learned include: hot jobs right now are physical/ occupational therapy, one of the most important skills necessary in the workforce is "communication" (both verbal and written), the metric system is an important concept to learn, a good employee understands that he/she is "accountable" for doing their job; and most importantly, having a good work ethic makes a good employee.


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