“Right now, the big challenge is finding people who are reliable and who will come to work everyday and put in that effort,” he added.

Workers at Pentaflex take parts off a press after they’ve been stamped Wednesday. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

Similar concerns in the region related to labor needs have led to an intense focus on training tied to in-demand jobs, providing everything from basic job-hunting to high-tech skills.

That type of training is not just focused on manufacturing and there is also a high demand for health care training, including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, respiratory therapists and medical billing, coding and administration.

High demand also exists for commercial truck driver license training.

The CDL program at Clark State College has been operating at half

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