GOP debate to center around job training tonight

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Candidates vying for the GOP nomination for governor say Illinois needs to do more to prepare residents for available jobs.
State Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard, businessman Bruce Rauner and Treasurer Dan Rutherford are discussing the so-called "skills gap" during a Tuesday debate in Naperville.
Dillard says Illinois needs a second math and science academy for high-performing students. He says it should be located in Jacksonville.
Rauner says vocational and technical education should be returned to Illinois high schools. He says schools should partner more with business.
Rutherford says Illinois must increase funding for grants to help students pay for a post-secondary education.
Brady wants to abolish the state board of education and empower regional offices of education to tailor local offerings to meet area job needs.

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Locations : IllinoisJacksonvilleNaperville
People : Bill BradyBruce RaunerDan RutherfordKirk Dillard