Mary Rothchild, director of strategic partnerships and workforce development at MnSCU, tells the Star Tribune that many people don’t realize that many jobs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) don’t require a bachelor’s degree, and that such skilled technical support positions provide a middle-class livelihood:
“People think about these as being jobs for mostly engineers or scientists. We would strongly agree … that there’s a great deal of opportunity in STEM-related fields.”
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.