Apr 11, 2019

Women let the sparks fly in welding competition

Thirty-six participants from across the state seized the opportunity to show off their metal skills in a “Women in Weldi...

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Apr 8, 2019

Summit Academy provides tuition-free training that gives Minnesotans new opportunities

Minnesota’s Information Technology (IT) industry sector is struggling, like so many others, to find skilled workers. An ...

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Mar 18, 2019

Career as an electrician offers bright future

Minnesota is currently facing a high demand and low supply of workers with technical skills that is only expected to bal...

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Mar 6, 2019

Doing Quite Well in the Trades

How well might a young person do if he or she doesn’t seek a four-year degree, but rather pursues a career in the trades...

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Feb 26, 2019

Lost Labor Now Found

In today’s tight labor market, employers are being increasingly creative in their search for workforce talent. One new s...

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Feb 26, 2019

Excerpts from the Center’s New Book: Education Roads Less Traveled

The following excerpts are from Chapter Five, “Potential Economic Detours,” in Mitch Pearlstein’s new book, Education Ro...

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Feb 18, 2019

Minnesota plumber highlights successful career: “It’s like a golden ticket”

When Minnesota came to a standstill during subzero temperatures in January, Troy Good, a master plumber and general mana...

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Feb 14, 2019

Is career and technical education just enjoying its 15 minutes of fame?

Efforts to undo years of stigma surrounding career and technical education (including dropping the outdated language of ...

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Feb 11, 2019

“How College Debt Ate My Parents’ 401k”

TheWall Street Journalran a particularly sobering story recently (February 2-3) about how “Older Americans are being cru...

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Jan 24, 2019

STEMentor in the Twin Cities Preps Students for STEM Careers

In thinking about STEM jobs—which is to say occupations having something to do with science and/or technology and/or eng...

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