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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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A changing gold standard: The overlooked value of associate degrees and certificates

Middle-skills pathway credentials are becoming more important to meet workforce demands in our expanding non-bachelor's-degree economy. According to a report by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce, certificates and associate degrees can be viable routes to economic opportunity, but they are often overlooked. ...

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Training programs and employer partnerships help young people build careers

A recent Star Tribune article highlighted the student-employer partnerships available in the Twin Cities that are helping young people build careers. These partnerships provide jobs for students—often from communities of color—and workers for businesses. The Center highlighted one such partnership, Summit Academy and Atomic Data, in its most recent Great Jobs video. ...

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Dunwoody College hosts annual autonomous snowplow competition

The frigid weather on Saturday, January 18 did not deter participants and spectators from the annual Autonomous Snowplow Competition held this year at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis. The event is designed to encourage student interest in the general areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  ...

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