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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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Apr 22, 2018

Construct Tomorrow shares hands-on construction experiences with students

With the worker shortage problem expected to explode from the current 60,000 unfilled jobs to as many as 280,000 by the ...

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Apr 17, 2018

Thinking Minnesota Poll: Is a four-year degree necessary to achieve the American Dream?

Do young Minnesotans need a four-year college degree to find success in life? Many high school students say that’s the m...

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Apr 17, 2018

Rush City’s Dennis Frandsen offers free college for his hometown’s high school seniors

As Minnesota grapples with an increasingly urgent workforce skills gap, stories like Minnesota banker Dennis Frandsen’s ...

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Apr 16, 2018

MN Community and Technical Colleges Encourage Women to Enter the Trades

Skilled trades are, for the most part, a predominantly male bastion. But community and technical colleges in Minneapolis...

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Apr 6, 2018

The Frequent Fright of Student Debt

When students take out, say, $30,000 in loans, do they think that’s all they’re obliged to pay back?  Or do they properl...

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Mar 27, 2018

Skills Wanted: Companies focus on what workers can do, not what degree they hold

The supply of and demand for middle-skill workers has created a mismatch in our labor market. The “skills gap” is real, ...

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Mar 22, 2018

State Initiatives Work to Eliminate Lingering Stigma of “Vocational” Education

The push for all high school graduates to earn a four-year baccalaureate degree over other post-secondary pathways has r...

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