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Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Study of Higher Education Needs in the Mesabi Iron Range Region

Praxis Strategy Group, in collaboration with DMD Consulting conducted a study of student demand and employer needs for higher education in the Mesabi Range region of Northeastern Minnesota.

“improve the likelihood of graduates finding fulfilling jobs and employers finding the educated workforce they need to compete”

In the Mesabi Range region, the ability to provide the high-value products and services necessary to compete in a global marketplace is dependent on the region's strong post-secondary institutions. These institutions are responsible for providing students with advanced skill sets and offering a knowledge base in emerging technologies, advanced manufacturing processes and industry specific expertise.

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities study helped improve the likelihood of graduates finding fulfilling jobs and employers finding the educated candidates they need to compete in the modern economic climate. Closing the gap between the academic world and the real world has enabled the Mesabi Range to modernize its workforce.