Nov 11, 2020

Veterans find new career opportunities in skilled industries

Veterans Day is an important reminder of the service our nation’s heroes have given in defense of America. As we c...

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May 6, 2020

Dunwoody 3D Printing Instructor Supports Medical Heroes by Designing Ear Savers

Our health care heroes continue to work tirelessly on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis. To help keep them safe ...

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Apr 15, 2020

Part 2: Recognizing MN manufacturers who are supporting our health care heroes

I previously wrote about several Minnesota manufacturers producing medical products to help protect our health care hero...

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Apr 9, 2020

A Blue-Ribbon, Blue-Collar Life

As reported in a February obituary, it took an old high school friend a few years to learn he liked working with his han...

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Apr 3, 2020

MN manufacturers produce face shields to support health care heroes

Our health care workers are working tirelessly on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. These nurses, doctors, EM...

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Mar 31, 2020

Manufacturing scholarships available to students of all ages

The coronavirus has upended the school year, and our college-bound youth have been left wondering what their future will...

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Mar 10, 2020

Work-based learning program connects students with careers

To help grow our state’s skilled workforce and fill talent development holes, Big Lake High School in Big Lake, Minnesot...

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Mar 3, 2020

NAM’s Creators Wanted campaign helps solve the workforce crisis

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is launching a groundbreaking campaign to help build the workforce of to...

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Feb 28, 2020

A changing gold standard: The overlooked value of associate degrees

Middle-skills pathway credentials are becoming more important to meet workforce demands in our expanding non-bachelor...

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Feb 27, 2020

Minnetonka’s “Big Mo”

With a deadline approaching the other day for coming up with a subject for this newsletter, I was scratching for a decen...

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