Trade Skills Are in High Demand
Kerri Miller and Jeffrey Bissoy, Minnesota Public Radio
Minnesota's tech colleges are booming as companies seek employees who are skilled in trades and technical work. Dakota Technical College, which boasts the largest automotive trade program in the state, has seen the demand for soon-to-be graduates exponentially rise over the past few years.
In this interview, Devinder Malhotra, chancellor of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, reflects on the changing perception of trade and technology education in Minnesota and its emerging role in filling the talent pipeline.