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
by Tim O’Neill~
It’s funny how my new job has given me a new perspective on my old job. Prior to becoming a regional labor market analyst with DEED, I was employed as a surgical support specialist at a Twin Cities hospital. While I love what I’m doing now, our data show that pursuing a career pathway to nursing would have been an excellent decision!
by Chet Bodin~
Minnesota’s soldiers have maintained steady progress at reintegrating into the workforce, but some data suggests that our most recent veterans – young men and women who served instead of going straight to college – are having more trouble with this than others.
by Luke Greiner ~
After getting knocked down during the recession, the manufacturing sector has added more jobs to Central Minnesota’s economy than any other industry since 2010 by gaining 3,676 additional jobs. This incredible comeback accounts for almost 30% of total job growth in the region in the last three years. Recent growth is also impressive, with more than one in five new jobs being in manufacturing from 2012 to 2013.