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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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