Minnesota High Tech Association Lands SBA Grant, Relaunches STEM Intern Program

The $125,000 grant is aimed at helping underrepresented entrepreneurs grow their businesses.

Minneapolis-based MentorMate Grows Bulgarian Presence

The software company now counts more than 500 IT professionals in the Eastern European country.

Education & Training Guide

Meeting workforce needs of Minnesota businesses requires colleges and universities to continually adapt their programs.

Taking the Field: 5 Up-and-Coming Sports Apps

Starting 11, MatBoss, TeamGenius, Player's Health, and UnderRecruited Preps are all on the roster.

To Pay or Not to Pay?

Unpaid internships are tempting, but do companies benefit?

LGBTQ Advocates Gear Up for Workplace Inclusivity Conference

Minneapolis LGBTQ activism nonprofit Mossier is hosting the first ever annual Proud to Work MN conference on Friday. The event will teach Fortune 500 HR reps how to create more open workplaces, and why companies should care.

The New Rules of Mentorship

Who's helping whom? From banks to Best Buy, mentorship, increasingly, goes both ways.

Freshen Up the Way You Are Networking

Here are effective strategies for going beyond business cards to network creatively in a changing communications climate

The IT Workforce Quandary

Talent is in high demand and short supply, but businesses can make some savvy personnel moves.

Macalester College President Brian Rosenberg to Resign Next Year

Rosenberg is leaving after 16 years in the role in part because he doesn’t want to “overstay” his welcome. Plans for the process to find his replacement will be shared next week.

Meet the 20 Minnesotans Selected as 2019 Bush Fellowship Recipients

The Bush Fellows will receive up to $100,000 over the next year or two to improve their business acumen, professional leadership skills, or tackle opportunities to rejuvenate their community.

St. Thomas Partners with gener8tor for New Business Accelerator

The program is aimed at students with fledgling startup concepts.

U of M President Kaler Asks for Over $300M More in Funding, Offers Advice in Last Pitch to Legislature

If his funding request is adopted, Kaler said he thinks the U of M could keep tuition increases at inflationary levels at the Twin Cities campus and at zero at the other four campuses in the system.

How Minnesota Universities are Accelerating Change in Health Care Education

To fill the industry pipeline, Minnesota’s colleges and universities are finding ways to make health care education more accessible to a variety of students.

No Excuses: Survey Finds Employees Actually Get More Done During Holidays

End-of-year deadlines fuel productivity. But once out of the office, 60 percent of local workers don’t check in.

To Keep Employees Engaged, Companies are Creating Meaning in the Workplace

Company culture is a key aspect of recruiting and retaining workers.

Inside Dunwoody College of Technology’s $10M, Phase One Renovation

The second phase of the technical college’s renovation plan is set to start next year.

Wooing Workers With Creative and Lucrative Benefits

Companies are going above and beyond to attract and retain talent.

Medtronic Earns Bronze on Global Diversity and Inclusion Index

3M and General Mills also earned spots on the global Top 100 list, as did several companies with offices in Minnesota.

Got a New Pup? Request Fur-ternity Leave

Digital marketing agency Nina Hale launches employee benefit for fur babies.

More Than 125 Employees to be Laid Off at Capella HQ Due to Merger

A Capella spokesperson told TCB last fall that layoffs were expected as a result of the merger between Capella Education and Strayer Education. Under new name Strategic Education, the headquarters is shifting to Virginia.

Are You a Digital Guru or Luddite?

PwC's new app assesses digital competency to assit employers with customized training.

St. Kate’s University to Close Minneapolis Campus

The university will shift all operations to St. Paul in a $10 million consolidation and renovation project.

How High Tech is Taking Over Higher Education

Minnesota schools are expanding data analytics offerings and developing other programs to meet changing workforce needs.

MN Teachers Weighing Option to Opt Out or Go All In on Union Fees Following Supreme Court Decision

Justices ruled 5-4 that public employees now have the right to fully opt out of paying membership dues to labor groups that collectively bargain on their behalf.

Girl Scouts Building Tiny Homes is the Latest Outreach Effort Spurring Interest in Construction

The project is exactly the sort of experience that organizers with Girl Scouts River Valleys and Dunwoody College of Technology had envisioned when they teamed up to launch a new STEM-focused camp session.

Why Engaging Employees is Better For Business

Companies are offering more money, better benefits, flexible schedules, attractive workspaces, and more challenging work to motivate and keep workers.

Pot Testing Up in Smoke?

With broader use of marijuana, will employers need to abandon its prohibition?

Microsoft Buys Local Education Startup Flipgrid and Makes Its Service Free for Schools

Flipgrid, a social education startup once known as Vidku, let’s pre-kindergarten to Ph.D.-level educators teach students through the use of bite-size video clips compiled into lesson plans.

Creativity is Key, Minnesota Districts are Discovering in the Face of Teacher Shortages

Many of the openings are reflective of the main teacher shortage areas: special education, math and science.

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