Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to visit Alcoa in Massena Friday
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 2:16 pm

MASSENA -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will visit Alcoa Massena Operations Friday to share a proposal she says would "bolster high-tech manufacturing" in the North Country and across the state.

Gillibrand will be at the plant at 12:45 p.m.

Gillibrand said her proposal would help regions design strategies to close "America's skill gap" and boost "advanced manufacturing sectors."

The bill would create a federal funding competition to encourage public and private partnerships to develop strategies to spur growth-manufacturing industries. The bill is aimed at the fields of clean-tech and high-tech manufacturing and would focus on training workers with the skills that businesses need.

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