Introducing kids to technical careers, part 2

We talk some more with Thomas Hoff from the Southwest-West Central Service Cooperative in Marshall about LYFT Pathways, a program that is re-introducing kids to technical careers like manufacturing and health care by teaming up with businesses in southwestern and south central Minnesota. Nowadays, two-year vs four-year degree isn’t the issue, Hoff says, but what career that degree leads a person into. The skilled trades are increasingly short on workers, and more and more businesses are willing to pay for a person’s schooling to get a good employee later.