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Montana’s registered apprenticeship program a boon to businesses, job seekers

Over the past 20 years, Montana’s registered apprenticeship program has sent more than 3,300 workers into good-paying jobs, with another 2,400 on the way, according to a new report.

State-backed seed capital fund hits the ground running

A new capital fund seeded with state money got off to a quick start and has made investments in a half dozen young technology companies since launching two months ago.

The Underappreciated Value of America’s Community Colleges – Two-Year Education Providers in Montana

They can play a larger role in rebuilding economies, breathing life into broken communities and enhancing diversity. Providing 14 years of free public education is an idea that deserves a closer look.

Montana State University scientist Blake Wiedenheft who shared in Nobel Prize-winning research celebrates award announcement

Wiedenheft, whose work in Doudna’s lab as a postdoctoral researcher contributed to the breakthrough discovery that earned her what is widely considered science’s top honor, immediately sent a heartfelt note of congratulations to his mentor, whom he described as a humble champion of higher education.

MSU researchers receive $500,000 grant to make fungus-based building material

“We’re trying to take a whole new approach to making building materials.”

States finding creative uses for CARES money to speed and sustain recovery including Broadband expansion

Gov. Bill Lee announced Tennessee will invest $61 million in CARES Act funding on broadband expansion to support distance learning, telehealth and Tennesseans working from home.

Progress made toward planned Praxis Center in Butte, Montana – National Center for Health Care Informatics

A global leader in simulation training and manufacturing will invest $6 million in equity toward the planned Praxis Center and has agreed to operate the facility once it is up and running in Uptown Butte.

MSU TechLink receives federal grant to help high-tech companies

The program places particular emphasis on helping women and socially or economically disadvantaged individuals, and applicants from underrepresented or rural areas compete in the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.

University of Montana to Hold Public Comment Period on New L.S. Skaggs Institute for Health Innovation

People can digitally provide public comment online. (https://bit.ly/2G0hwDa) The Skaggs School of Pharmacy will hold three virtual public listening sessions

University of Montana Receives $33.4 Million, Largest Single Research Award in Its History

Dr. Jay Evans, principle investigator on this award and director of UM’s Center for Translational Medicine, said this is a great opportunity for UM and Missoula to make an impact on a local and global health crisis.