I'm going to work as a transcriber. So, I would like to know what punctuation should I use after or before the bold words.
Certainly, Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association is built around the foundation of first of all, education. So, we need to have an educated workforce that is ready to work in manufacturing, and really understands that manufacturing is no longer a smokestack, but it's a pretty clean job that requires some highly technical skills to be successful. And then, the second part of it is partnering with the Horizon Council and the Industrial Development Authority to fuel economic growth in the manufacturing sector in Southwest Florida.
- Should I use any punctuation after foundation of ?
- I think I should use a comma after first of all. Am I right?
- I think the word education is not the end of the sentence because the speaker said: "first of all". Should I use a (full stop or comma or semi-column ) after the word education?
- Also, I feel like the words And then is not a beginning of a new sentence because it is a continue of the sentence that have the words first of all. What punctuation should I put after the word successful? and after the words And then?
It's Ok if you write short answers to the four questions. You don't have to explain in too many details. Thank you very much for your time.