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Skills Wanted: Skills acquisition shown to be just as valuable as a bachelor’s degree

The growing demand for skilled workers is not being matched by a supply of skilled workers, and this misalignment is causing more and more companies to take matters into their own hands—hiring workers because of what they can do (or what they think they can teach them) instead of basing the job offer on the piece of paper they hold....

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Efforts to support women in technical careers continue

Dunwoody College of Technology’s Women in Technical Careers scholarship program supports female students studying technical-related majors. Given the challenges created by COVID-19, the application deadline has been extended to June 1. Check out this video from the Center's Great Jobs project to hear the powerful stories of Minnesota women in these important fields. ...

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Dunwoody 3D Printing Instructor Supports Medical Heroes by Designing Ear Savers

As our health care heroes continue to work tirelessly on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis, they often find themselves wearing face masks for extended periods of time. But wearing the masks for hours upon end has caused many medical professionals to suffer from ear irritation. In response, Dunwoody College of Technology alumna and current 3D Printing Instructor Jazmine Darden started designing, printing, and donating "ear savers."...

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Manufacturing scholarships available to students of all ages

The coronavirus has upended the school year, and our college-bound youth have been left wondering what their future will look like come September. From graduation to financial aid and decision deadlines, where to look for next steps can be overwhelming. For students with an interest in manufacturing, the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association’s Education Foundation is offering scholarships of $2,000 to help students get the training they need at colleges, universities, and trade schools in Minnesota....

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