Coley, Gaetz visit Holmes County

Published: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 10:03 AM.

“We’re still teaching our children how to be farmers,” said Smith. “Pretty soon there’ll be no more blue-collar jobs because blue collar jobs are the easiest to kill in the technologically advanced society. We’re just going to produce a lot of unemployed and undereducated children.”

Gaetz assured him that measures have already been implemented on making sure that students have industry certification and that there are incentives for teachers if they can produce industry certified students who are ready for the workforce.

Superintendent of Schools Eddie Dixon thanked them for being able to attend the meeting.

“This is how a team works,” said Gaetz. “Don’t be shy with your concerns. Call us, email us, visit us or invite us over because we do neighborhood sessions and we do a lot better when we listen better.”

Coley said she always enjoys her visits.

“Everyone has been so open and friendly here,” said Coley. “South Florida may have representatives on every block but we’ve got team work. The important thing is team work so don’t be afraid to call us any time; our door is always open.”

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