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VW cites public school needs in area

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -Volkswagen and Hamilton County officials Tuesday called for bolstering education levels, saying future jobs will require it.

"The more we develop the community in math and computer literacy, the better prepared they'll be for future opportunities," said Mario Duarte of Volkswagen at a jobs forum.

The VW human resources official said a high school diploma is a minimum qualification for the auto company's production jobs at its Chattanooga plant.

Hamilton County Commissioner Warren Mackey, who hosted the forum, said public schools need to be strengthened.

Read more on this story from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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