Meet Jeff Miller: Career and Technical Education Pathways Director at Minnesota State


Who are you and what do you do? I’m Jeff Miller. I work at Minnesota State as the Career Pathways Director and have been in this role since August of 2018. My work here is one of the most rewarding professional experiences I have ever been a part of; I get to work with many … Continue reading Meet Jeff Miller: Career and Technical Education Pathways Director at Minnesota State

We Still Make Career Decisions Based Partly on Gender


by Maria Vittone~ Without being conscious of it, we still make career decisions based partly on gender. If we do choose to break the gender mold, it is often a difficult decision that brings men and women up against social barriers that they may not have considered: male/female communication styles are different; unconscious bias and … Continue reading We Still Make Career Decisions Based Partly on Gender

Danny Sertich is a Young Entrepreneur With Big Dreams


Millennials are taking charge of their future very early on and they're being exposed to this through unique student organizations helping students connect their academic learning with real-world experiences. We spent time with one young entrepreneur to learn about his business venture and how he got started. Tell us who you are and what you … Continue reading Danny Sertich is a Young Entrepreneur With Big Dreams

An interview with Mike Lehn: A Champion for Strengthening Automotive Business Partnerships with Schools


Business/industry and education partnerships—when done right—can reap tremendous benefits for the students, for the business, and for the entire community. We sat down with Mike Lehn, a champion for strengthening automotive business partnerships, to find out why investing in these partnerships is a win-win situation for everyone. Tell us about your business/industry and what you … Continue reading An interview with Mike Lehn: A Champion for Strengthening Automotive Business Partnerships with Schools

An interview with Shelli Sowles: Career and College Readiness Specialist


It's Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month in Minnesota. No better way to start it off than talking to Shelli Sowles, the 2017 National Career Guidance Award winner selected by The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE). The ACTE Excellence Awards recognize individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to CTE, programs that exemplify the … Continue reading An interview with Shelli Sowles: Career and College Readiness Specialist