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Forty Painter Apprentices Learn the Craft through Virtual Learning

Posted on March 17, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Tags: job training, workforce

Paint rollerThis painting industry pilot project is more like video gaming instead of using a paint brush and rollers.

A $49,570 Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program grant to the Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest will train 40 workers on a new Blasting and Painting Virtual Learning process. The two-year project includes classroom instruction, workshops and hands-on virtual paint and sandblast exercises.

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New Grant Covers Health Care Training Costs for NW Minnesotans

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Tags: Northwest MN, job training

American Indian medicine wheelIt’s hard to find a health care facility that doesn’t need entry-level staff in northwest Minnesota, said Tim Qualley, DEED business services representative in Bemidji.

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development’s Occupations in Demand report backs up his assessment.

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What Are the Required Skills for Today’s Digital Workforce?

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 9:44 AM
Tags: workforce, education, job training

It’s a truism but clearly on the glide path: Technology has pulled well ahead of the workplace skills of even the most proactive employee or manager. High tech is proliferating so rapidly in terms of new products and services that it is very difficult to keep up.
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