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Arnold to pump up engineering

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonThe governor’s plan came alongside another announcement Wednesday offering details of his evolving plan for California to contract with private companies on infrastructure projects. Those could include roads, schools, parks, levees and housing. Schwarzenegger has said partnerships with private firms could help the state build infrastructure projects faster and cheaper. He calls the arrangement “performance-based infrastructure.” SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday released plans to boost enrollment in engineering programs at state universities. The plan appeared aimed at appeasing the state engineers’ union and Democrats, who have balked at outsourcing government jobs to design roads, schools, levees and other projects. In a statement, Schwarzenegger said California faces a shortfall of more than 20,000 engineers. He said he wants lawmakers to establish programs at state colleges and universities to expedite degrees for military veterans with engineering backgrounds. Such a plan could increase opportunities for some 3,000 service members discharged in California each year with engineering-related military training, he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more