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NC3 Member, Washburn Energy Upgrade Brings Bonus Learning Opportunity

Students at the Climate and Energy Control Shop at Washburn Tech are doing some hands-on learning with outdated condensing units. The units were removed from buildings at Washburn and Washburn Tech earlier this week as part of a $12.3 million energy savings renovation project.

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NC3 School Spotlight: North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS)

NC3 School Spotlight: North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS)

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NDSCS Celebrates Completion of Expanded Diesel Technology Educational Facility

A world-class educational facility dedicated to the education of diesel technicians opened its doors today in Wahpeton, N.D. at the North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS). Current students joined NDSCS leaders, corporate partners of the diesel technology program, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple and North Dakota lawmakers at today’s celebration of the expansion of Bisek Hall.

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The Atlantic: Why Jobs Go Unfilled Even in Times of High Unemployment

Companies say too many applicants just don’t have the right skills. Partnerships between employers and community colleges are looking to fix that.

Skills for America’s Future, a policy initiative run out of the Aspen Institute, was created in 2010 as a spin-off of President Obama’s Jobs Council and was originally led by longtime Obama supporter Penny Pritzker. With Pritzker now installed as the new Commerce secretary, Aspen announced earlier this week that the skills-training program will continue with executives from Snap-On and Gap at the helm.

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Faribault Business Leaders Learn About What Makes Advanced Technology Center Work: The Partnerships

About 35 business leaders from Faribault, Owatonna, Waseca and the surrounding region spent Tuesday morning in Kenosha, Wis., for the final leg of a tour of Gateway’s advanced technology center. In just a few hours, they took in Gateway’s Horizon Center and the Snap-On Innovation Works facility.

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