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.
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.
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.
People running construction companies throughout Minnesota complain a lot these days about not being able to find enough workers. And they’re worried about a major crunch in the coming years.