Mar 20, 2018

Does Our National Conversation about College Debt Adequately Take Interest into Account?

Question.  When it’s written or said that a person has taken out, say, $30,000 in student loans, is it usually assumed t...

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Mar 14, 2018

Transforming Workforce Development

States that are “moving the needle” on their workforce development challenges have one thing in common: They are focused...

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Mar 14, 2018

Teens Show Interest in Trade School, and That’s Okay

Raelee Nicholson is a top student in Charleroi Area High School south of Pittsburgh. She recently scored in the 88thperc...

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Mar 10, 2018

Middle School Experiential Learning Program Exposes Students to Different Career Field Every Month

Energy levels were high as middle school students recently explored various technical fields at Minnesota State Communit...

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Feb 23, 2018

Minnesota Apprenticeship Summit: “Build Your Workforce Through Apprenticeship”

As apprenticeship expansion continues to unfold across the country, it is important Minnesotans are aware and informed o...

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Feb 15, 2018

How to reach high school students? Manufacturers try going straight to their parents

As the need for new talent ramps up, manufacturing companies are increasingly reaching out to parents to convince their ...

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Feb 14, 2018

Lego Building Competition Introduces Students to Construction Careers

We know that children learn and grow through play. In particular, playing with toy blocks and other construction toys st...

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Feb 13, 2018

America’s Leading Scholar and Fan of Apprenticeships

Economist Robert Lerman is one of the nation’s leading authorities on apprenticeships. He’s also one of their strongest ...

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Feb 12, 2018

Career Exploration Tool Exposes Students to “Best Fit” Career Paths

With all the possible career paths for young people to explore today, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin look...

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Jan 9, 2018

Companies deal with pressure to raise wages in Minneapolis

On January 2, Minnesota was featured in a front-page story in the Wall Street Journalheadlined “Sluggish Wages See Uptic...

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