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Work-Based Learning Helps Build Your Workforce

Work-Based Learning Helps Build Your Workforce

One of the best ways to proactively grow your future workforce is to provide high school students with hands-on opportunities to learn more about your company and careers. Known as work-based learning (WBL) experiences, these opportunities let you interact with...

Compass Mobile App Now Available for Students

Compass Mobile App Now Available for Students

The new Compass mobile app is now available for students for Apple and Android. Designed to work in tandem with the web version of Compass, the app makes it easier for students to find new opportunities, keep their profiles updated, and receive notifications of the...

Expanding Work-Based Learning Experiences

Expanding Work-Based Learning Experiences

The year is off to a great start and we’re looking forward to all the ways Golden Path and Compass can support you. One of the most exciting offerings through Compass is work-based learning experiences (WBL). These career-focused opportunities include everything from...

New for Employers at Golden Path in 2024

New for Employers at Golden Path in 2024

2024 will be an exciting year for our employer partners at Golden Path Solutions. As we expand the reach of Compass and increase our features and offerings, it all translates into more opportunities and access for employers like you. We’re thankful for your...

Golden Path Solutions Newsletter – January 2024

Golden Path Solutions Newsletter – January 2024

Welcome to 2024! We hope you enjoyed a restful holiday season with your friends and family, with some time to reflect on the past year’s successes and what’s next in 2024. It’s always exciting thinking about the new year and if 2023 is any indication of what’s to...

Golden Path Solutions Newsletter – December 2023

Golden Path Solutions Newsletter – December 2023

Happy holidays from the team at Golden Path Solutions! We’re excited to share our recent involvement at events around the region, including career fairs and teacher trainings. We’re also highlighting local manufacturers in a new website partnership and are eager to...

Seven Tips for Employers as You Prepare for a Career Fair  

Seven Tips for Employers as You Prepare for a Career Fair  

Career fairs are an excellent opportunity for you to share your company story and job openings, but they also require time and effort, and you may be missing chances to connect with students in meaningful ways. Thankfully, with the right preparation, you can foster...

Compass Makes it Easier for Schools to Manage Work-Based Learning

Compass Makes it Easier for Schools to Manage Work-Based Learning

As we do more work with schools on their processes around work-based learning, one thing we hear consistently is that managing all the paperwork and signatures to get a student and an employer connected can be a pain.  Some schools have created online forms to manage...

North Dakota Trade Office & GPS Webinar

North Dakota Trade Office & GPS Webinar

We're excited to partner with the North Dakota Trade Office to help educate their member employers about how Golden Path can help them develop future workforce to help scale and grow their businesses.  You can register for the webinar here, and you can learn more...

The Importance of the Employer-School Partnership

The Importance of the Employer-School Partnership

In the ever-evolving landscape of education and workforce development, the importance of cultivating relationships between employers and schools cannot be overstated. These partnerships are key, not only to employers wanting to remain competitive in the world of...

Champion for CTE Impact Award Granted to CEO Patrick Mineer

Champion for CTE Impact Award Granted to CEO Patrick Mineer

We are proud to announce that Patrick Mineer, CEO of Golden Path Solutions, has been granted the Champion for CTE Impact Award. This award recognizes outstanding individuals who have leveraged their influence to expand, improve, and promote Career & Technical...

Webinar for Detroit Lakes – Lake Park Audubon Employers

Webinar for Detroit Lakes – Lake Park Audubon Employers

ATTENTION DETROIT LAKES / LAKE PARK AUDUBON EMPLOYERS : Your best future employees are charting their career path NOW…you just need a way to connect with them. Watch a recording of our free webinar held in July to learn how you can use Compass (an innovative workforce...

Skilled Trades – How Employers Can Fight the Labor Shortage

Skilled Trades – How Employers Can Fight the Labor Shortage

It’s no secret that the job market is struggling to fill roles across many industries, but especially skilled trades like construction, manufacturing, and more. While there are a variety of factors that feed into this problem, two basic issues are having a noticeable...

Entrepreneurship in Career Exploration

Entrepreneurship in Career Exploration

By Derek Grahn In the world of student career exploration, which generally focuses on paths toward employment at existing organizations, where does entrepreneurship fit in? Plenty of students feel inclined toward entrepreneurship, and it’s important to nurture that...

New Features in Compass – Spring 2023

New Features in Compass – Spring 2023

We are always working to make Compass more functional and easier to use for all of our audiences, so we want to share some of the highlights of what we’ve released since the beginning of the year. Some of our major feature work has been on things like the work-based...

Best Workforce Development Activities for the Summer

Best Workforce Development Activities for the Summer

Winter is finally over (on paper, at least), which means summer is just around the corner. Even though school will be out, many students use the summer months to build skills, gain work experience, and explore interests that could develop into future educational and...

5 Tips to Stay in Touch with Students Post-Career Fair

5 Tips to Stay in Touch with Students Post-Career Fair

By Derek Grahn Spring time is always a crazy time for schools – students are preparing for state testing, thinking about summer, and trying to pack in activities once the snow melts. In addition, this is also the time that many students (especially seniors) begin to...

Tips for Attracting and Retaining Talent

Tips for Attracting and Retaining Talent

Workforce development is top of mind these days, with many different facets to how employers attract, develop, and retain their best employees.  In today’s world, a successful organization needs to be addressing each of these areas.  How do you attract talented...

Improve Your Talent Pipeline Through Connections & Community

Improve Your Talent Pipeline Through Connections & Community

As an employer, how many times have you found a great employee, partnership, or opportunity through your network? With Valentine’s Day and Giving Hearts Day just behind us, we’ve been thinking a lot about the power of community and connections. We know that...

6 Tips to Write Better Job Descriptions for Gen Z

6 Tips to Write Better Job Descriptions for Gen Z

Attention employers: going forward, a successful and sustainable workforce development strategy is going to heavily rely on attracting Gen Z workers to your careers. Why? Because Gen Z has already begun entering the workforce, and will dominate early/new hires for the...

Thank You for a Great 2022

Thank You for a Great 2022

By Patrick Mineer Hello everyone!  My name is Patrick Mineer, and I’m the CEO and Founder of Golden Path Solutions.  As we head into a new year, I wanted to take a few moments and reflect with all of you on the last year of activity with Golden Path Solutions,...

Golden Path on the Professional Lunch with Ricot Aladin

Golden Path on the Professional Lunch with Ricot Aladin

If you haven't met Ricot Aladin yet, founder and host of the Professional Lunch from NDSU, you should!  He's a passionate guy who covers a lot of ground with his wide variety of guests and topics.  I was able to join Ricot and talk about Golden Path Solutions and the...

Recap of our time at the ACTE CareerTech Vision 2022 Conference

Recap of our time at the ACTE CareerTech Vision 2022 Conference

By Patrick Mineer   What a week!  We’re just getting back from our first major conference outside of the North Dakota/Minnesota Region, the ACTE CareerTech Vision 2022 conference.  This conference brings Career and Technical Education (CTE) professionals from...

National Apprenticeship Week 2022

National Apprenticeship Week 2022

Happy National Apprenticeship week!  This week is all about celebrating and diving deeper into apprenticeships, a form of work-based learning & post-secondary education that provides an integral talent pipeline addressing some of our most pressing workforce...

Launch of the Compass/RUReady.ND.gov Integration!

Launch of the Compass/RUReady.ND.gov Integration!

After months of collaboration with North Dakota CTE and XAP (the maker of RUReady.ND.gov), making updates to Compass, and integrating with RUReady for ND schools, our new and improved platform is ready to go! This means that employers can now get in front of every...

The GPS Navigation Webinar Series

The GPS Navigation Webinar Series

8/25/23 Update - Thank you to Job Service North Dakota for hosting a highly educational and impactful webinar for employers in July: Work-Based Learning as a Talent Pipeline. We were proud to partner with your organization, along with North Dakota Career and Technical...