Interested in what needs to be done to improve workforce development in the state? Read what Lowell’s John Schneider has to say. He’s vice president of MassINC and director of its New Skills for A New Economy Program as well as a moving force in the Gateway Cities initiative. John is the co-author of an article on workforce development (with Jerry Rubin of Jewish Vocational Service in Boston) in the Winter 2011 issue of Commonwealth Magazine. Here’s the article, and subscribe to “Commonwealth: Politics, Ideas & Civic Life in Massachusetts if you want more.