Ed Coghlan: We have all heard the numbers.
Eighteen million Californians live in or near poverty.
There is a lack of middle-skills workers and good middle-class jobs go unfilled.
How can we fix that?
You can look at a burgeoning public-private partnership in California’s Central Valley as an example of a program that is making a difference.
Three days every week college students from the West Hills Community College campuses pile into vans and take the one-hour-plus journey into Fresno to learn workforce skills in a critical sector—technology.
They spent eight hours a day, learning, working and dreaming at the…