One of the most important issues coming out of the covid pandemic will be rebuilding our local economy and connecting displaced workers with good paying jobs. I am delighted to learn about County Councilman Nate Nehring’s efforts to promote opportunities for our local youths to get trained in the skilled trades. By creating the Regional Apprenticeship Pathways (RAP) program, Nate has partnered with school districts, businesses, and labor organizations to bring this important training into our local schools.
Nate’s advocacy in the state Legislature resulted in $1.5 million in funding for this program, demonstrating his ability to bring our state tax dollars back to projects which benefit our local community. Because of programs like RAP, students will have more options than the traditional four-year college pathway. We need more of this type of innovative thinking, and that is why I will be supporting Nate Nehring for re-election to the County Council.
Mandy L. Kruger
Stilly Valley Chamber of Commerce