MN FutureWork Series Two


We hope you enjoyed the first curated collection from the Minnesota FutureWork Series. MN FutureWork is a curation of articles highlighting current trends and news that impacts the industry, economy, students, job seekers, and career changers. These articles originate from various media sources throughout the country and carefully curated by our content curators.

Start your Friday morning today with a fresh cup of coffee, calming tea, or large glass of lemon-infused water and relax while you peruse the next series of MN FutureWork articles!


Series Two

American manufacturing output is at an all-time high
By Simon Montlake
Christian Science Monitor
June 29, 2016

Medical workforce shortage affects health care in Minnesota
By Trey Mewes
Washington Post/Associated Press
July 16, 2016

This skill could save your job – and your company
By Mara Swan, Executive Vice President, Global Strategy and Talent, ManpowerGroup
World Economic Forum
August 31, 2016

Some companies have taken the next obvious step to filling jobs that sit vacant
By Nicole Sinclair
Yahoo Finance News
September 21, 2016

U.S. quietly works to expand apprenticeships to fill white-collar jobs
By Matt Krupnick
Hechinger Report
September 27, 2016

Will I need a license or certification for my job?
Elka Torpey
BLS: Career Outlook
September 2016

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Introducing the Minnesota FutureWork Series


The Minnesota FutureWork Series is a curation of articles highlighting current trends and news that impacts the industry, economy, students, job seekers, and career changers. These articles originate from various media sources throughout the country and carefully curated by our content curators.

We will post these curated articles weekly in a category called MN FutureWork.


The First Series

The skills supply chain must change as software eats the world
By Mark Muro
Brookings Institution
June 2, 2016

Three Megatrends Transforming Manufacturing
by Stephen Gold
Industry Week
June 3, 2016

The Growing Urgency of Government’s Quest for Talent
By Elizabeth K. Kellar
Tech Wire
June 21, 2016

Half of the high-paying jobs in America now require this skill
By Catey Hill
Market Watch
June 22, 2016

How tech is reshaping work values and goals
By Peter B. Nichol
CIO Magazine
June 28, 2016

Population Futures
Shaping Tomorrow
August 2016

Employers Find ‘Soft Skills’ Like Critical Thinking in Short Supply
By Kate Davidson
Wall Street Journal
August 31, 2016

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Top 5 Reasons YOU Should Be at the 2016 Minnesota CTE Works! Summit


1. Sharpen the Saw

Sometimes you have to take a break from the “work” of your work to sharpen your skills. A dull axe won’t cut a tree nearly as effectively as a sharp one. Spend one day learning from your peers about innovations in the classroom and workforce development practices.

2. New Tools

Companies often have tools to display that we haven’t seen yet. Technology that make us more efficient, better positioned to make informed decisions, or give us some other sort of edge. Explore the Technology Gallery Walk to learn about quality online and other technology tools for teaching and career exploration.

3. Learn in a New Space

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