Minnesota State invites you to participate in an important "Workforce Assessment" initiative to address the state's growing skills gap. The Workforce Assessment will engage employers in developing precise projections for how many workers and professionals, with what kinds of skills, will be needed in our area, for what kinds of jobs.
The data gathered from the sessions will be used by Minnesota State to align their certificates and degrees, worker retraining and customized training programs with the needs of Minnesota's businesses, industries and communities.
A summary of the employer conversations by industry are available:
To find out more about what employers had to say, visit Employers Speak, a searchable database by industry and theme area.
At the sessions, employers will be asked to respond to a series of questions focused on key occupations in their industry in the following categories:
The sessions are being championed by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and local chambers across the state in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, the Minnesota Initiative Foundations, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and other private, public sector and non-profit organizations.