Corporate consultant Lindsey Pollak told The Daily Circuit this morning how cash-strapped workers are delaying retirement and thus lowering the number of positions open to recent college grads: “I’m under the impression that baby boomers are never going to retire, ever. We’re going to have 100-year-old workers taking entry-level jobs.” You can read about the discussion Read more

Late last week I posted about MnSCU officials’ concerns that Metropolitan State University could not handle the demand for four-year degrees all by itself. I asked MnSCU officials: So if Metropolitan State isn’t producing enough, how many more should it be producing? They didn’t have any exact numbers. So far, what they have provided are Read more

Owner Darlene Miller of Permac Industries in Burnsville tells the Twin Cities Business Journal how the disappearance of vocational education has harmed students: “I don’t think it’s coincidental that when our [high school] dropout rate increased by 30 percent was when all of our technical classes in our high schools ended.” She helped start the 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