ROCHESTER, Minn.- You may not need a 4 year degree to nab that future job. U.S. Senator Tina Smith is pushing to make workforce training a reality for some.
We spoke to Dave Ness, a local carpenter without a college degree. Ness works at a construction company and tells us he's found success doing what he loves. He supports Senator Smith's efforts to help minnesotans secure careers in high demand fields.
“I think there's been kind of a stigma that there's not good money in those professions and there is,” said Ness.
Senator Smith's proposal encourages partnerships between schools and businesses, like the one where Ness works. The goal is to give hands on training to those interested in careers like IT or healthcare, it also helps job seekers avoid potentially costly college tuition.
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