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“I Have a Bachelor’s Degree and I Still Work 4 Jobs to Make Ends Meet”

As I was scrolling down my Facebook feed recently, as many of us do in our everyday lives, I came across this article and the title was alarming; “I Have a Bachelor’s Degree and I Still Work 4 Jobs to Make Ends Meet”. Wait, this can’t be right…A bachelors means you are successful, you made […]

Trade School vs College

College Vs. Trade School

THE STORY/MYTH The story has been drilled into students’ heads for ages—whether from parents, teachers, or grandparents—that traditional college is an absolute must. Many students go to a four-year school because they believe it’s the normal thing to do. According to research by Degree Query, 30 percent of students worldwide only go to a four-year […]

Gonkama Johnson

Filling tech jobs and breaking social barriers in the Twin Cities: An initiative for the impatient

‘This literally saved my life’ Gonkama Johnson, above, graduated in December from a free intensive technical training program offered by                                                                        […]

5 Tips for Job Hunting in 2019

5 Tips for Job Hunting in 2019

Here at Summit Academy, we don’t just train you for a new career. We train you to succeed. With the holidays now over, a growing number of companies will no doubt begin focusing their efforts on hiring. Especially construction here in the twin cities. And that’s good news if you’re looking to get yourself a […]

Choosing The Best School For you

The Basics The overall culture of your college may play as big a role in your future success as your degree. Figuring out what’s important to you will help you narrow the field when choosing a college; and you may discover some options that hadn’t even been on your radar! Starting your search with the […]

Summit Academy, Atomic Data partner to boost workforce, diversity in IT sector

A new program created by Summit Academy OIC and Atomic Data will strive to address the workforce shortage and lack of diversity in the Twin Cities information-technology sector.

Black Jobless Rate Drops, but It’s Still Twice That of Whites

President Trump celebrated the milestone on Twitter and in his State of the Union address. The unemployment rate for black Americans had hit its lowest point on record, a sign that the recovery was at last reaching groups that had been left behind.

Summit Academy celebrates first 100 GEDs as part of the “1,000 GED Campaign”

Summit Academy has surpassed the 100 GED mark as part of their “1,000 GED Campaign,” which aims to provide 1,000 low-income Minnesotans with education and job training.

‘1,000 GED Campaign’ program aims to boost workforce participation

A high school diploma is often a requisite for a decent job, let alone one that can provide a middle-class lifestyle. And yet the Twin Cities is currently home to an estimated 100,000 adults who don’t have a high school diploma or a GED.

Amid worker shortage, DEED prioritizes investment in employment training programs

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has set aside more than $160 million to fund job training and placement programs in the 2018 fiscal year.