Erik White presents in-demand jobs in Northeast Minnesota that only require a two-year degree.
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.
by Rachel Vilsack Each year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) produces a chart showing median weekly earnings and unemployment rates by level of education. The trend is always the same: as your educational level increases your wages are likely to grow and your chances of being unemployed declines. But for college bound students or … Continue reading Education Pays
by Rachel Vilsack Recent reports on college graduates’ prospects in the job market are grim. Unemployment and underemployment of graduates rose during the Great Recession and continue to remain high. In 2012, Minnesota teens and young adults had the highest unemployment rates at 18.6 percent for teens (age 16 to 19) and 7.7 percent for … Continue reading Job Advice for New College Graduates
by Rachel Vilsack Do you work with adults thinking about going back to college? Or know someone who’s looking for additional training so they can move into a better career? Deciding on the right education and career path can be difficult for anyone. A new website – called MN Career Pathways – is here to … Continue reading Your Success Starts Here
by Rachel Vilsack Whether you are a high school student, a parent of a student, or an adult thinking about going back to school for the first time or for graduate school, October is a great month in Minnesota! Check out these free college fairs. The Minnesota National College Fair will be held on … Continue reading Thinking About College? You’re in Luck!
by Rachel Vilsack Selecting a school is an important step in preparing for college. There are many factors that play a role in which colleges you consider attending. You’ll find a lot of information posted on a school’s web site, but a visit to the campus for a tour or meeting with an admission or … Continue reading Deciding on a College
by Rachel Vilsack College students and their families rely on money provided by state and federal government, colleges, and private sources to pay for school. While the upfront cost is significant, the payoff can be great. The Pew Research Center estimates that the typical college graduate earns an estimated $650,000 more than the typical high … Continue reading Paying for School
by Rachel Vilsack While researchers quibble over exactly what percent of future jobs in Minnesota will require post-secondary training, there is no denying the data: education pays. For adults, education beyond a high school diploma leads to increased earnings and lower unemployment rates. Are you thinking about going back to school? What is College … Continue reading Going Back to School
by Jamie Buss Last month, this blog announced a new national website to explore health care careers – the Virtual Career Network. But you don’t have to be interested in health care to benefit from this site. In fact, one of its unique features is a Prior Learning Assessment aimed at helping adults with several … Continue reading Save Time and Money on the Way to a Degree