Higher Ed Chair introduces MN PIPELINE Project for more apprenticeships

ST. PAUL, Minn. – This afternoon, Senator Terri Bonoff, Chair of the Minnesota Senate Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee, laid out the details of a pilot program to bridge the gap between worker skills and the employment needs of businesses, particularly with regard to the growing demands of precision manufacturing, health care, and information technology industries. Senator Bonoff released the following statement:

“I continue to be impressed with the quality of higher education in Minnesota. Yet, despite our high level of educational obtainment, getting a college degree is no longer a guarantee for financial and economic security. An important element of Minnesota’s long-term economic success is in our ability to transfer skills and ensure relevant competencies are gained by future generations. The Minnesota PIPELINE Project is about developing programs that can grow and continue to evolve based on the needs of our economy.”

For more information about the Minnesota PIPELINE (Private Investment/Public Education Labor-Industry Experience) Project, visit http://www.terribonoff.org/mnpipelineproject.

Senator Terri Bonoff
Terri Bonoff represents District 44, which includes portions of Minnetonka, Plymouth and Woodland in Hennepin County in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. She chairs the Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee.

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