AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage says work force challenges are the topic as he meets with nearly two dozen business leaders.

The governor plans to meet with the business executives at the Blaine House today to get a better understanding of the work force challenges they face in creating more job opportunities for Mainers.

Top executives from a variety of Maine businesses will meet with the governor, commissioners and education leaders to discuss labor development.

Also, Robert Schwartz, dean of the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University, will present a report on preparing young Americans for the 21st Century.