AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage says Maine’s community college system plays a vital role in preparing students for the jobs that will help revitalize the state’s economy.

In his weekly radio address Saturday, the governor says community colleges help prepare students for the jobs that are available in the state. But he says he would like to see the community college system attract more students who attend vocational and technical schools at Maine’s high schools.

LePage says he is committed to having the state support Maine’s higher education system, but he says it’s also important for the private sector to show support.

Earlier this week, the Campaign for Maine’s Community Colleges announced it had raised $11.3 million from the private sector to support the state’s seven community colleges.

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