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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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Sep 18, 2018

Nuances of College Debt

As an integral part of American Experiment’s multi-year project, “Great Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree,” my colleagues ...

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Aug 31, 2018

Teacher turned carpenter lives out dream to build

After 20 years of teaching middle school language arts and elementary fine arts, Miriam Shuros decided to pursue her lon...

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Aug 27, 2018

Employers reach out to people with disabilities

Minnesota’s workforce shortages are encouraging employers to reach out to a previously often-overlooked group—people wit...

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