MCTC looks to fill future workforce need with degree

The new associate’s degree program at Mountwest Community and Technical College announced July 20 at the Tri-State Airport has an unusual focus — training individuals for jobs that have not yet been identified. Dr. Randall Jones, chairman of information technology at MCTC, said the transportation technology degree, which will kick off with classes in the fall, is appropriate not only for workers already employed in the transportation industry, but is also designed to meet the needs of the workforce in the future, even if he’s not really sure yet what that will entail.