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Thursday, February 09, 2006

 
......I'm questioning the future effectiveness of the $15 million grant the Triad just received from the U.S. Department of Labor as part of President Bush's American Competitiveness Agenda.

The White House has admitted that "there was no standard or benchmark to measure the effectiveness of job training programs." But part of the agenda will be to closely monitor the use of federal dollars in the 12 regins that were selected for the grants.

I just got off the phone with Don Kirkman, executive director of the Piedmont Triad Partnership. He said federal officials would be working very closely with the regions to make sure the money is used effectively.

"We'll be under a microscope," Kirkman said.

But David Muhlhausen, a scholar with the Heritage Foundation, has a another view.

Muhlhausen:

"This is a failed big government model. They have not shown the ability to raise the wage level of participants. Instead of letting people rely on themselves to improve their skills, the government wants to do it for them."


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