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Dec 10, 2018

Four-Year Snobbery Over There, Not Here

In a speech that might not have been adequately vetted by Karl Rove or Mike Deaver equivalents on Prime Minister Theresa...

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Nov 29, 2018

Manufacturing industry faces talent shortage, but innovative MN programs are here to help

Despite near-historic low unemployment rates in the United States, there is a very real skills shortage threatening grow...

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Nov 8, 2018

Uponor wows urban students with plastic pipe manufacturing

Like most manufacturers, the Uponor company in Apple Valley is confronting a skilled labor shortage. In October, the com...

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Nov 5, 2018

Precision Manufacturing’s Precise Challenge

Steve Kalina, a veteran of more than two decades in manufacturing, is the still-new executive director of the Minnesota ...

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Nov 5, 2018

Continue to Encourage Young People into Trades

Minnesota needs its leaders to buckle down on solving the workforce shortfall threatening our state’s prosperity and our...

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Oct 24, 2018

Construction Career Pathways: “Looking for the road to success? Build it yourself.”

With winter approaching, Minnesota’s other season—road construction—will soon wrap up for the year. But when it comes to...

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Oct 4, 2018

Jeff Johnson and Tim Walz Share Very Similar Pages Regarding “Great Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree”

One of the more important, if obvious ideas Katherine Kersten, Catrin Thorman, and I have had reinforced in working on “...

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Oct 4, 2018

TwinWest Chamber of Commerce event connects leaders on talent & workforce issues

Minnesota’s workforce reality requires increased talent recruitment and retention to tackle a worker shortage expected t...

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Oct 2, 2018

Big Lake Students Explore Apprenticeships During Career Fair

Students at Big Lake Schools were introduced to apprenticeships and other career-focused opportunities through the high ...

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Oct 1, 2018

Wyoming Machine wins award from U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Small manufacturers in Greater Minnesota have faced challenges for years in hiring qualified employees. Recently, Lori a...

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