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Mar 27, 2018

Skills Wanted: Companies focus on what workers can do, not what degree they hold

The supply of and demand for middle-skill workers has created a mismatch in our labor market. The “skills gap” is real, ...

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Mar 22, 2018

State Initiatives Work to Eliminate Lingering Stigma of “Vocational” Education

The push for all high school graduates to earn a four-year baccalaureate degree over other post-secondary pathways has r...

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Mar 20, 2018

Community and Technical Colleges Tweak Programs to Meet Labor Demand

How do community and technical colleges decide what programs to offer to meet the labor market’s needs most effectively?...

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Mar 20, 2018

Does Our National Conversation about College Debt Adequately Take Interest into Account?

Question.  When it’s written or said that a person has taken out, say, $30,000 in student loans, is it usually assumed t...

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Mar 14, 2018

Transforming Workforce Development

States that are “moving the needle” on their workforce development challenges have one thing in common: They are focused...

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Mar 14, 2018

Teens Show Interest in Trade School, and That’s Okay

Raelee Nicholson is a top student in Charleroi Area High School south of Pittsburgh. She recently scored in the 88thperc...

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Mar 10, 2018

Middle School Experiential Learning Program Exposes Students to Different Career Field Every Month

Energy levels were high as middle school students recently explored various technical fields at Minnesota State Communit...

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Feb 23, 2018

Minnesota Apprenticeship Summit: “Build Your Workforce Through Apprenticeship”

As apprenticeship expansion continues to unfold across the country, it is important Minnesotans are aware and informed o...

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Feb 15, 2018

How to reach high school students? Manufacturers try going straight to their parents

As the need for new talent ramps up, manufacturing companies are increasingly reaching out to parents to convince their ...

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Feb 14, 2018

Lego Building Competition Introduces Students to Construction Careers

We know that children learn and grow through play. In particular, playing with toy blocks and other construction toys st...

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