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Parents Underestimate Potential of These STEM Careers


by Denise Felder~

Employers and educators know that young people with interests and skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are likely to qualify for a wide range of high-paying careers.

For example, a Mechanical Drafter in Minnesota could earn $18 an hour to start. The median wage for Drafters with an Associate’s degree is almost $27 an hour.

Potential students and job seekers, however, often don’t know about the innovative work and high earning potential that manufacturing careers offer. And parents of potential students — who influence what their children study in college — have misconceptions about what it’s really like to work in manufacturing.

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Teens in Northeast: Opportunities Abound!


by Erik White~

 

With schools nearing the conclusion of another year and students making their summer plans, it’s a great time to look at the job market and employment opportunities for teenagers.

Teenagers provide a welcome bump in the available labor force across the state, with Minnesota having the seventh-highest labor force participation rate for teenagers in the country, at 48.5%. Nationally, the teen labor force participation rate is about 33%, according to the most recent data from the Current Population Survey. Continue reading

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