Higher education and job training


Every Minnesotan should have access to an affordable two or four-year college degree, apprenticeship, or job-training certificate that prepares them for jobs of the future.

This isn’t just good for individual learners and their families; it’s good for businesses, it’s good for our communities, and it will help grow Minnesota’s economy.

– Dean Phillips

Dean’s record

Dean believes every Minnesotan should be able to access an affordable two- or four-year college degree, enroll in an apprenticeship program, or earn a job-training certificate that prepares them for jobs of the future. And while he supports targeted relief for federal student debt holders with the greatest need—including those pursuing in-demand professions, such as teaching, nursing, and law enforcement—Dean believes we must treat the underlying problem of college affordability rather than engage in short-term actions to treat the symptoms.

As Vice Chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus, Dean has supported bipartisan solutions to these challenges, including the Supporting Apprenticeship Colleges Act in Congress.

Let’s create change—together.

Join the DeanTeam—a diverse, committed team of neighbors who are creating change in communities across Minnesota’s Third District.

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