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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...
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...
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...
Feb 18, 2020
Training programs and employer partnerships help young people build careers
A recent Star Tribune article highlighted the student-employer partnerships available in the Twin Cities that are helpin...
Feb 6, 2020
Dunwoody College hosts annual autonomous snowplow competition
The frigid weather on Saturday, January 18 did not deter participants and spectators from the annual Autonomous Snowplow...
Feb 5, 2020
Nehemiah Manufacturing’s ‘Second Chance’ program pays off
The Wall Street Journal’s recent profile of Cincinnati-based Nehemiah Manufacturing Co. opens this way: While some compa...
Feb 3, 2020
San Francisco-based Make School takes a new approach to higher education
Ashutosh Desai is a college dropout who has become an education reformer. He dropped out of UCLA as a freshman, after co...
Feb 3, 2020
Skilled workers score sweeter perks to move
Manufacturers are increasingly covering moving costs and other perks to entice skilled personnel such as welders, machin...
Feb 2, 2020
Food for Thought and Income
Good food is splendid to eat, but it also can be the stuff of great careers, the kinds of careers highlighted in America...
Dec 23, 2019
Great Jobs project visits Red Wing
As part of the Center’s “Morning in Minnesota” breakfast series, I recently traveled to Red Wing and p...