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Jun 25, 2018
Big Lake High School’s Apprenticeship Program Provides Students With Career Options
“Signing Day” has taken on a whole new meaning at Big Lake High School in Big Lake, Minnesota. Under the leadership of P...
Jun 22, 2018
Small towns are paying people to move there
What do you do if you’re a civic leader whose town has great jobs, but not enough people who want to live there? How abo...
Jun 21, 2018
Twin City Hardware hires employees before positions open
Twin City Hardware(TCH) is one of many Minnesota companies that has struggled to find qualified workers. But in the last...
Jun 21, 2018
Hiring teenagers today
In today’s super-tight labor market, employers are increasingly turning to teen-aged workers to fill the gaps in their l...
Jun 14, 2018
“I Like My Hands. They are My Work.”
What is it about working with one’s hands that can be so satisfying, even joyous in quiet ways? Here are four satisfyin...
May 16, 2018
One Year Alternatives to College: Educational institutions for the “digital age”
Students who want to avoid college debt, while developing highly prized job skills, are increasingly turning to a new so...
May 15, 2018
MCTC helping undecided students figure out their course of action
Minnesota faces a looming shortage of skilled workers, and we look increasingly to our community and technical colleges ...
May 14, 2018
Young Minnesotans start manufacturing company in Winsted
Two young Minnesotans are on a mission: to change the way young Americans view manufacturing. Tobias Flood and Mark Eide...
May 11, 2018
Agriculture as a Peach of a Career
I would like to think I’ve been grateful for farmers ever since my first taste of Beech-Nut strained peaches, though tha...
May 3, 2018
A message to high school seniors: College is one choice, but it isn’t the only choice
For many high school seniors, graduation is less than a month away. There are a lot of emotions that come with this real...