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Sen. Franken staff to visit Ignite Thursday

Sen. Al Franken’s staff will be at Red Wing Ignite, 419 Bush St., 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 as part of his Advancing Career Pathways Tour, which is designed to highlight employers’ and schools’ efforts throughout the state to form partnerships to help students prepare for jobs of the future.

The tour also aims to address the nation’s skills gap, which Franken said left employers in Minnesota and throughout the country with millions of jobs they cannot fill without a properly trained workforce.

Sen. Franken staffers will sit down with educators, local employers and education advocates Thursday to discuss the success of the community’s efforts to help high school students focus on possible career options.