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Aug 28, 2017

Minnesota foundations lead way in training needy citizens for in-demand jobs

Philanthropic organizations in Minnesota are devoting major efforts to training the state’s neediest citizens for in-dem...

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Aug 27, 2017

When the Welders Came to Capitol Hill

America needs more welders, and recently a delegation of them went to Washington to tell policy-makers so. Congressman T...

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Aug 26, 2017

Does “Great Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree” Hint at Tracking?  Not in the Smallest Way

Usually, when my colleagues Kathy Kersten, John Hinderaker, or I write about Center of the American Experiment’s major p...

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Aug 23, 2017

West Virginia leads the way in transforming high school CTE to boost the state’s economy

West Virginia has struggled for years with a declining economy, and an increasingly discouraged and disengaged high scho...

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Aug 23, 2017

The Importance of Listening Closely to Students and Recent Graduates in Technical Fields

A major topic at the first gathering (August 10) of the Advisory Council for “Great Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree” was...

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Aug 22, 2017

Technical education can save parents from drowning in college debt

The move to broaden young people’s exposure to career paths beyond a four-year college degree just got a boost from the ...

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Aug 21, 2017

Great Work by an Intern on Her Summer Vacation

I had an exceptional intern this summer, Tori Roloff, who worked with me on two projects: American Experiment’s multi-ye...

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Aug 21, 2017

CMMA is model for state’s manufacturers

When Les Engel and a handful of other St. Cloud-area manufacturers got together one morning in 2008 to strategize about ...

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Jul 25, 2017

Tapani Sisters of Wyoming Machine show the way on closing the skills gap

Up in Stacy, Minnesota, the Tapani sisters—Lori and Traci—are blazing a trail in workforce development. The two are the ...

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Jul 25, 2017

Revolutionary new tool helps employers find skilled workers

Finding workers for hard-to-fill skilled jobs is one of the toughest challenges that Minnesota’s small- to medium-sized ...

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