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Corbett advisory commission makes education, training recommendations

By - Last modified: November 15, 2012 at 11:02 AM

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Gov. Tom Corbett's Advisory Commission on Postsecondary Education has submitted 19 key recommendations for bettering educational and training choices after nine months of study.

Recommendations include a long-term finance and accountability funding model with any increases tied to outcomes and performance and advocating for tax incentives and in-kind contributions for businesses to give to science and technology programs, according to a news release.

Another one calls for making every effort toward tuition containment to improve affordability, the release stated. In general, the recommendations focus on accessibility and affordability and plan for the future through recommending programs to prepare students for careers in Pennsylvania.

Rob Wonderling, president and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, served as chairman of the commission composed of 31 individuals from a variety of backgrounds.

Its work included several public meetings across the state.

Brent Burkey

Brent Burkey

Brent Burkey covers York County, agribusiness, energy and environment, and workforce issues. Have a tip or question for him? Email him at brentb@cpbj.com. Follow him on Twitter, @brentburkey.

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