In the past the Minnesota State College and University system (MnSCU) has been criticized for having too narrow of a workforce development focus. But this is not something to be ashamed of according to President Gores. “Time after time, year after year we have between ninety-six and ninety-nine percent of our students who are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduating from college,” said Gores. “It's real important that we continue to stay current and have meaningful distinctive programs for our students, ” she added. MN West's Gaalswyk discusses how a wide selection of two year degrees has assisted many students to find meaningful employment without going deeply in debt to pay tuition for a four year degree.
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