Publications and Promising Practices
|An overview of the Skills@Work Initiative, regional efforts, and the skills gap.
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All Hands on Deck: Sixteen Ideas for Strengthening Minnesota's Workforce
The Governor's Workforce Development Council 2011 Policy Advisory gives a detailed account of Minnesota's skills gap and sixteen recommendations to help close it.
Skills at the Center
An online tour of Minnesota's changing economy and the growing skills gap. See why skills are central to Minnesota's prosperity.
Right Skills Now: Rapid Ready Training for Manufacturing
An innovative model for meeting skills needs in the manufacturing sector. See a video about the manufacturing skills gap.
FastTRAC helps educationally underprepared adults succeed in well-paying careers by integrating basic skills education and career-specific training in fields where new skills are in high demand.
A personal account of how crime reduction, jobs, housing, and infrastructure reshaped the Phillips Neighborhood by Mike Christenson.
Workforce Assessment Reports
In partnership with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and the Department of Employment and Economic Development, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities held 44 listening sessions in six industry sectors across the state in April and May 2012. Summary Reports are available in the following sectors: Heathcare, IT, Manufacturing, and Energy.