Franken to propose legislation expanding career training pathways to all students

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Ibrahim Hirsi Not everybody needs a four-year college degree to get a good-paying job.  That was the conclusion of the Advancing Career Pathways Summit, a conference held earlier this week that focused on efforts to increase participation in career pathway programs for young people who want to obtain jobs that don’t require traditional higher education.The event featured educators and high school students from Alexandria, Burnsville and Rochester who spoke about programs that prepare students for careers in construction, manufacturing, agriculture and health care — industries that are facing serious skilled labor shortages that will only be exacerbated as baby boomers retire. With that in mind, school leaders at the event showcased...

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