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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Apr 30, 2018

What Middle School Students Need to Know about Great Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree

Knowing of American Experiment’s project, “Great Jobs Without a Four-Year Degree,” a producer at Minnesota Public Radio ...

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Apr 26, 2018

Career and Technical Education: Not your grandpa’s vocational education

Career and technical education (CTE) programs are ready to be taken seriously. Gone is the vocational education of years...

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