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Dec 13, 2017

Minnesota High Schools are tackling our state’s “skills gap” crisis head-on

Good news on Minnesota’s workforce development crisis: Innovative high schools are setting the stage for a revolution in...

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Dec 13, 2017

How does Deed Determine Effectiveness of Workforce Training Programs?

If Minnesota is to solve its looming workforce talent shortfall, the state’s employers will have to explore new talent p...

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Nov 17, 2017

Skills Matter More Than Type of Degree

A new report from Center of the American Experiment reveals that there’s “gold in a two-year degree.” The study found th...

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Nov 9, 2017

Vocational Education: Worth its Weight in Gold

Vocational education offers a wealth of benefits to students, and a biennial world competition is giving its contestants...

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Nov 9, 2017

Apprenticeship Programs Leave Students Debt-Free & Work-Ready

Who knows the most about the word “apprentice?” Just ask President Trump. After signing an Executive Order(EO) in June c...

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Nov 9, 2017

Technically Speaking, What Might Minnesota Learn from Tennessee?

This is a blog about impressive things going on with technical education in Tennessee.  It’s the kind of blog which Minn...

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Nov 9, 2017

The Increasingly Powerful Role of Student Debt in Shaping Careers and Lives

I don’t need to be convinced that community colleges are vital, as I started off in one.  To be precise, it was an auxil...

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Oct 18, 2017

Unfair History and Under-Enrollment in Non-Four-Year Programs

The Star Tribune had a good story on October 15 dealing with the kinds of issues American Experiment is addressing in ou...

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Oct 11, 2017

Great two-year programs that often out-earn four-year college grads

It’s common wisdom in our society today that you must have a four-year college degree to get ahead in life. But a new Ce...

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Oct 11, 2017

Students Learn What Manufacturing Is—And What It Isn’t

Minnesota’s manufacturing sector plays an important role in the state’s economic well-being. Yet attracting skilled work...

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