MHTA – Legislators are back in their districts this week for their Easter/Passover recess – resting and gearing up for their final few weeks of session. While legislators are home, please take this opportunity to be in touch and share you support for MHTA’s legislative agenda. You can find out who represents you here.
Session enters final weeks
Best Buy names interim CEO
MHTA – Best Buy Company has named an interim CEO following the resignation of Brian Dunn. Mike Mikan, who is a board director, will lead the company while a search for a new CEO is underway. Richard Schulze, the founder of Best Buy, continues to serve as chairman.
SciTechsperience places first interns
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.
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.