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

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system chancellor Steven Rosenstone has announced the start of the statewide jobs-skills survey he has talked about in weeks past. MnSCU, along with the state Chamber of Commerce and Minnesota Department of Employment, is  performing a joint “Workforce Assessment” to analyze the “state’s skills gap.” (I’ve posted on some Read more

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