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April 2018

Midwest Urban Strategies Proud to Partner with Council for Adult and Experiental Learning

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As community’s work to differentiate themselves in a competitive economy, the need for alignment between economic and workforce development has never been more important. Workforce and Economic Development teams strive to equip and assist community leaders, stakeholders, and citizens to build skills and knowledge in subjects that matter, supporting the current economy while also building…

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Full Employment Council Provides ‘Learn-&-Earn’ Opportunity

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Within three months, Ramone, a 22-year-old father of four kids went from a young Kansas City native struggling to provide for his family to an IT specialist with a full-time job, a $60,000 salary, and benefits. If you asked Ramone he would tell you it seemed too good to be true. If you asked Shelley…

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WRTP/BIG STEP – a Model in Effective Partnerships

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With a history dating back to the early 1990s, WRTP/BIG STEP continues its legacy focus on pre-employment training for job seekers to qualify for family-sustaining jobs in the industrial sector. Through their relationship with the trades and the growth of a skilled workforce in the construction industry, WRTP/BIG STEP’s role has continued to expand. By…

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MSP Tech Hire Creates New Career Path to Thousands of Open Jobs

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Together as a partner of Midwest Urban Strategies, The City of Minneapolis Employment & Training is finding ways to implement workforce development strategies that address the hiring demands of IT employers in the Midwest Region. In response to a rapid growth in tech jobs in the Minneapolis Saint Paul region, the City of Minneapolis along…

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