Sunday, June 18, 2006

For Chester, it's 'time to look to the future'

With another announcement of a textile mill closing, Chester leaders are looking for better-paying and more sophisticated, technology-based operations.
If we don't set the bar high, nobody will ever reach it.
That's true, but you have to be prepared to compete.
Chester workers may need to go back to school. Decades of textile work haven't given some of them the technical savvy that's required in the industrial workplaces of tomorrow.
While some jump at the opportunities presented by a booming, global economy, others are slapped with a brutal reality of what it takes to compete. Hopefully Chester can find the staying power to be successful. It's a marathon, not a sprint. What other alternative to they have really?

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