Holcombe tells the AP, “The question is—from early childhood education to higher education to workforce re-training—how do we do a better job preparing our kids for the skills they need for the jobs of this 21st century? If we get that right, we’ve got a bright jobs future. And if we don’t, we won’t—it’s that simple.”
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin announced the appointment on September 19 during a news conference in Montpelier, the story notes.
Read the full story, published 9/19/13 by the Associated Press via VPR.