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STEM in Minnesota Work, advance, and innovate

Beam Project Type:     Project in Available Phase

Occupations requiring STEM knowledge are among the fastest-growing and higher-paying careers in Minnesota. Projections of STEM workers needed in the coming decade help us monitor whether we are on track to fill employment needs. STEM-literate workers are critical to Minnesota's knowledge-based workforce. Our continued advancement as a state requires workers with the ability to innovate, solve complex challenges, and flourish in an environment with rapidly changing technology. Ensuring all students are equipped for our future workforce requires development of STEM skills and interest from the early years and along the continuum of learning through mid-career. This project was developed to better understand the state of Minnesota's STEM continuum and to help target resources most effectively. Working with an advisory group, Minnesota Compass and Boston Scientific developed a cohesive framework for monitoring and supporting Minnesota's STEM cradle-to-career continuum to answer: How does Minnesota fare on key measures of STEM success from PreK-mid career? What are best practices for supporting these measures? Are we making progress over time? The site will be updated as new data and resources become available. Frequency for key measure updates depends on the data source. In the future, key measures will be trended over time where possible to facilitate progress-monitoring. Check the “What’s New” page for the latest site updates.

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Collaboration

Lead Organization: Wilder Foundation

Confirmed Collaborators: Saint Paul Foundation

Potential Collaborators: Rochester Community & Technical College

Impacts

PlanScape

Level 1: Best Practice ; Children & Youth ; STEM ; Workforce Development

Level 2: Education ; Adult Education ; Economic Diversification ; Workforce Development

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Status Reports Related PlanScape Status on: Best Practice, Children & Youth, STEM, Workforce Development

September 19, 2018: Cradle to Career September Announcements - CAN recruitment and Julie Block Named ED

Cradle to Career is recruiting for Collaborative Action Network (CAN) conveners for Kindergarten Readiness and On-Time Graduation.

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September 18, 2018: Diversity Council newsmaker

A sample of Diversity Council community engagement activities.

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September 16, 2018: Agreement with Minnesota Department of Human RIghts

RPS, ISD 535, entered into collaboration agreement with MDHR.

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July 30, 2018: Closing referral disparities (resolution agreement with Office of Civil Rights)

July 18, 2018 Commissioner Lindsey of the MN Department of Human Rights Forum with Rochester Community.

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July 13, 2018: Greater Rochester Non-Profit Partners (GRNPP) Formal Alliance Proposal

Two webinars to formally kick off this work. A number of members of the Greater Rochester Non-Profit Partners (GRNPP) are proposing a formal alliance framework.

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July 11, 2018: Prosperity Initiative

2018-07-011

Minority Business Conference hosted by SBDC, Diversity Council and Prosperity Initiative

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June 19, 2018: 2018 RPS Discipline Data Update - Information

At the 6/19/2018 school board meeting, the following discipline data was presented.

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June 15, 2018: Mayor Brede signed ICI pledge

On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 11:00 am, the Journey to Growth team, the City of Rochester and citizens of Rochester will gather in the City Hall Atrium for a special Signing Ceremony, designating Rochester as the first U.S. City to join the Council of Europe’s ICI (Intercultural Cities Initiative) program.

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June 01, 2018: Rochester Area Family Y 2018 Summer Program

The YMCA has 250 free summer memberships to give to teens in need this year. 

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May 24, 2018: Host Families for UMR Global Connections Community

  UMR is looking for Culture Host Families to build a Global Connections Community.

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May 17, 2018: Southeast Minnesota Workforce Development Board Strategic Planning Meeting

openBeam's information on structure and Southeast Minnesota Workforce Development Board Strategic Planning Meeting
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Last modified by support on 2016/11/07
Created by kalun on 2015/01/09

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While there are a number of registries in the community, dmcbeam.org's  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. dmcbeam.org could be an interesting first step.

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    demonstration
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