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Jan 9, 2018

New “one-stop” website showcases the latest on “Great Jobs” for students, parents, educators and employers

Are you a high school senior searching for a well-paying, in-demand career that will help you avoid college debt?  Or a...

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Jan 9, 2018

Degree Inflation Pushes Out Skilled Workers

Not all careers require four-year degrees, but many of today’s job listings stipulate a college degree as a minimum educ...

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Jan 9, 2018

Entrepreneurial Mentoring and a Vital Community Institution in North Minneapolis

Here’s a potentially great-paying occupation that doesn’t necessarily require a four-year degree that I started giving c...

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Jan 9, 2018

Coming: Apprenticeships for white-collar jobs?

Apprenticeships have long been confined, as career preparation, to trades like electrical work, plumbing, and carpentry....

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Dec 29, 2017

A View on Higher Ed: Results show 2-year degree holders often outearn college-educated peers

This commentary originally appeared December 12, 2017 in the Duluth News Tribune. It’s common wisdom in our society tha...

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Dec 14, 2017

“Legacy Minnesota” Program Prepares High Schoolers for Careers in Energy Industry

The need for skilled workers in Minnesota is on the rise. Many companies are struggling to find qualified candidates fro...

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Dec 13, 2017

Learning and Doing Math Vocationally

A frequent theme in the many interviews I’ve conducted over the last year, as well as in much of the reading I’ve done f...

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Dec 13, 2017

CAREERCODE: A revolutionary new tool to overcome Minnesota’s “skills mismatch” challenge

A major factor in our state’s workforce development crisis is a mismatch between the skills workers have and those requi...

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Dec 13, 2017

Minnesota High Schools are tackling our state’s “skills gap” crisis head-on

Good news on Minnesota’s workforce development crisis: Innovative high schools are setting the stage for a revolution in...

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Dec 13, 2017

How does Deed Determine Effectiveness of Workforce Training Programs?

If Minnesota is to solve its looming workforce talent shortfall, the state’s employers will have to explore new talent p...

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