Do we need a national workforce credentialing system?


by Lisa Thompson In the United States, there are currently thousands of credit and noncredit workplace credentials that you can earn. This can be confusing for students trying to figure out which credential to work toward, for institutions trying to offer the appropriate training for students, and for businesses trying to compare qualifications between job … Continue reading Do we need a national workforce credentialing system?

Finding Green Jobs


by Rachel Vilsack Recently, newspaper and television stories have been discussing what seems to be a growing trend towards the “greening” of Minnesota businesses.  And, no, we’re not talking about summer here!  Green businesses are those that have environmentally-friendly operations or provide products and services that are beneficial to the environment in some cases by minimizing … Continue reading Finding Green Jobs

Green Business Spotlight: LaVerme's Worms


by Lisa Thompson Green businesses come in all shapes and sizes. And even the unexpected. Take the case of Ellen Sandberg who not only turned her composting hobby into a successful Duluth business, but also found an environmentally-friendly solution to dealing with discarded organic matter.   Ellen's business, LaVerme's Worms, builds and sells worm composting … Continue reading Green Business Spotlight: LaVerme's Worms

Green Business Spotlight: LaVerme’s Worms


by Lisa Thompson Green businesses come in all shapes and sizes. And even the unexpected. Take the case of Ellen Sandberg who not only turned her composting hobby into a successful Duluth business, but also found an environmentally-friendly solution to dealing with discarded organic matter.   Ellen's business, LaVerme's Worms, builds and sells worm composting … Continue reading Green Business Spotlight: LaVerme’s Worms

ISEEK Launches Minnesota Green Careers Website


by Lisa Thompson Interested in a green career? Not really sure what that means? Then ISEEK’s new MnGreenCareers website is for you. Explore profiles of green careers, learn about green education, and get the inside scoop on the green job market in Minnesota.   It seems like everywhere you go someone is talking about “going … Continue reading ISEEK Launches Minnesota Green Careers Website