I’m intrigued by Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s mention in the Rochester Post-Bulletin of a proposal for feds to work with businesses on what I assume will be training programs: I’m working right now to develop federal legislation that would, among other things, build on the success in Alexandria (Technical and Community College) by providing incentives for small Read more

Agriculture is a far different industry than it was 50, 30, or even 10 years ago, and agricultural education has changed in similar ways. To make assumptions based on outdated stereotypes about agriculture unfairly misleads young people. — University of Minnesota Dean Al Levine of the College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences on a Read more

With all the talk of a jobs-skills mismatch — high unemployment even as technical and manufacturing jobs go begging — the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system is trumpeting its push to meet Minnesota’s work force needs. Yesterday I joined MnSCU trustees and others in touring Dakota County Technical College and seeing some of Read more

“… We should be able to say exactly where the students who crossed the stage and shook the President’s hand at the last commencement are six months later:  what percent have jobs, what percent have gone on to graduate or professional school, what percent are doing other things and what those things are. This information Read more