Sunday, February 12, 2017

Minnesota State requests funding to maintain 'workforce engine' - Maureen McMullen, Farmington Independent

Minnesota State colleges and universities administrators say additional spending is needed to help the state keep pace with growing workforce needs. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development projects that more than 70 percent of jobs in the state will require postsecondary education by 2020. Laura King, chief finance officer with Minnesota State, said a requested $178 million in additional state funding over two years would help the state's "workforce engine" retain students and control rising tuition. "We are a substantial provider of trained citizens into the economies all across Minnesota," she said.

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