Duluth Brewer Wins Brownfields Award
Duluth News Tribune-11/18/13
Canal Park Brewing Co. received a Minnesota Brownfields ReScape Award for redeveloping a former industrial site in Duluth. DEED helped fund the cleanup project.
St. Cloud Tech Receives Training Grants
AM 1240 WJON-11/13/13
DEED awarded two Minnesota Job Skills Partnership grants that will enable St. Cloud Technical and Community College to train employees from Talon Innovations Corp. and WFSI.
The Coming Home-Care Worker Shortage
With DEED estimating the need for more than 53,000 additional home-care workers by the end of the decade, officials said several steps will be necessary to professionalize the industry, raise wages and provide better benefits.
The Twin Cities is becoming a hot spot for millennials (people ages 25 to 34), jumping from 41st place to 11th in net migration of millennials since the recession.
DEED Awards Training Grants
Nearly 1,200 Minnesota workers will get customized training to update their skills after DEED awarded more than $2.2 million in grants to 11 MnSCU institutions. Aircraft mechanics, roofers, welders, office workers and machine operators are among those who will participate in the program.
Closing the Achievement Gap
Minnesota is making significant progress in narrowing the achievement gap between white students and students of color, according to recent national test results.