A new internship program for college students in STEM disciplines – science, technology, engineering and math – and funded by a $150,000 Minnesota Science & Technology Authority (MnSTA) grant is drawing interest from businesses and students statewide.
SciTechsperience places first interns
Can systems dynamics help predict Minnesota’s future tech workforce needs?
MHTA – Is Minnesota producing enough qualified candidates to fill the technology jobs of today and tomorrow? It is a nagging question for company leaders, human resource specialists and educators. IT firms, in particular, continue to report difficulty placing candidates in jobs they currently have open.
Legislators look to end session
MHTA – Despite Minnesota legislators’ best efforts to adjourn this week, it is looking less likely that they will complete their work prior to the Easter/Passover break. This is good news for many of the initiatives included in MHTA’s legislative agenda because it means there is a greater opportunity for them to be included in final bills that are sent to the Governor.
U of M collaborates on Census database
MHTA – A collaboration between the University of Minnesota and Ancestry.com will create the largest database of detailed information about people and their households ever made available for scientific research.
Rosentone stresses business relations
MHTA – Steven Rosenstone, the new Chancellor of the Minnesota State pledge to deliver future innovators to Minnesota businesses in a speech to MHTA members. Rosenstone spoke to a diverse group of business leaders, educators and policy makers at St. Paul College and laid out his vision to educate Minnesota’s future workforce and partner with the business community.