"ICC does an excellent job of training workers in terms of its very specific locations. We now see that District 150 has implemented a program at the old Woodruff High School. We need to do more of this, and we need to prioritize, making sure at the grade school level that students understand that there are some other options. Yes, college is still a good choice, for students who want to do that, who have the means and the wherewithal to be able to go to college. But, if you don't go to college, doesn't mean the end of the world. You should be able to get into a vocational training program, and you should be able to have the skills necessary to be a productive member of society."
"I really believe that some of the two year schools, could be looked at, and some of these schools I helped create an apprentice program for the carpenters and floor covering many-many years ago. We have to start looking at different jobs for different people and educate them anyway we can. When we do bring jobs back, when we do lower the taxes, we do stay in our budget; we'll have more jobs. We have to have the right people working at them."