Most jobs of the future will require postsecondary training, but that doesn’t mean every worker needs a four-year degree.
“You can throw a rock on the Senate floor and you will hit a senator (whose state has) a skills gap. Every state has this,” Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken said Monday at St. Paul College.
Minnesota and states across the nation face a growing shortage of workers qualified to fill “middle-skill” jobs that require some training beyond the typical high school diploma, but not a bachelor’s degree. This so-called “skills gap” leaves many manufacturing, health care, information technology and other companies struggling to find workers.