Saint Paul College President Rassoul Dastmozd — whose campus has again topped Washington Monthly‘s list of best community colleges in the country– gives The Huffington Post his take on what some see as a skills shortage during the current rebound in manufacturing: I see this as opportunity knocking. He points to his college’s Right Skills Now for Manufacturing Read more

As you may know, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system is in the middle of a large workforce-development program. The goal is to revamp curricula to get Minnesota employers the workers they need. Last year, it teamed up with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce as well as state Department of Employment and Economic Read more

In a preview to a series this week on the so-called jobs-skills mismatch in Minnesota, MPR reporter Tom Robertson was on this morning’s Daily Circuit with Steve Hine, research director at the state Department of Employment and Economic Development. Robertson told of a machine-trades instructor (Ronn Redemske) at a Central Lakes College machining program, who Read more

In a preview to a series this week on the so-called jobs-skills mismatch in Minnesota, MPR reporter Tom Robertson was on this morning’s Daily Circuit with Steve Hine, research director at the state Department of Employment and Economic Development. Robertson told of a machine-trades instructor (Ronn Redemske) at a Central Lakes College machining program, who Read more