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Minnesota Senator Al Franken toured Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Moorhead last week.  The college showcased its programs that pair students with local industry for work-based learning.  Senator Franken acknowledged that what MSCTC and other community colleges are doing to connect student learning with employer needs is working.

The Senator’s visit gave him the opportunity to talk about his proposed legislation called the “Community College to Career Fund Act.” It would create a competitive grant program supporting partnerships between community colleges and local businesses.  This funding opportunity aims to eliminate the skills gap between job candidates and industry needs.

Read more about the Senator’s visit to MSCTC from Agweek.

 

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One thought on “Sen. Franken Tackles Skills Gap During MN College Visit

  1. Great to see him addressing this issue! The path to a stable career can be a major challenge; I hope this legislation will benefit our state on individual and economic levels

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