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Tim Barrett

Minnesota Department of Education
Trade & Industry Specialist
Tim is a member of the Office for College and Career Success at Minnesota Department of Education as the Trade & Industry Specialist. Prior to joining MDE, Tim acquired a great deal of workforce development experience during six years as the Director of STEM Education & Workforce Development with the Minnesota High Tech Association (MTHA).He has organized and delivered professional development ranging from classroom engagement and STEM integration to use of data and technology. Tim’s experience also includes creating, planning, and supervising higher education teaching & learning programming for regional institutions with national outreach at the Collaboration for Learning. Tim also created and managed an innovative, award-winning school outreach program funded by a Bush Foundation grant at the Bakken Museum as well as establishing their Science Assembly program. At MDE, he focuses on renewing partnership development with business & industry, convening stakeholders (companies and educators), establishing common goals, identifying resources, improving communication and strengthening the integration of math, science, and technical skills into the Trade & Industry programs across the state of Minnesota.
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