Though not as high in quantity, these jobs are still high in quality. Average annual wages in manufacturing are more than $15,000 higher than the total of all industries, making it one of the highest paying industries in the region.
Monica Gomez cites different skilled trade jobs that are more conducive to travel possibilities.
The good news is, Minnesota has developed a data system to answer these questions. The Statewide Longitudinal Education Data System, or SLEDS, brings together student data from pre-kindergarten through completion of higher education and into the workforce. By bridging existing data with other new data, a range of questions can be answered to gauge the effectiveness of current programs and design improvement strategies to help students.
Gina Sobania is the Director of Military, Veteran and Adult Learner Services at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. She writes about her experiences helping Veterans find work after their tours of duty are over.
My job is simply to research, create and present information. Only now, that information is being delivered in formats that didn’t exist a few short years ago.