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Steve Varty, left, of Professional Transportation Inc., interviews Ismail Dini on Thursday during an on-site job fair at the Fargo Job Service office. (David Samson / Forum News Service )

Schools scramble to help fill gap between jobs, skilled workers

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MOORHEAD, Minn. – Tylor Kraft has a good bead on his future, and a lot of it will be spent happily poking around under the hood of a car or truck.

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The automotive tech student at Minnesota State Community and Technical College here loves engines and getting his hands dirty.

It doesn’t hurt to know that being a gearhead is a lucrative occupation.

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Helmut Schmidt
Helmut Schmidt was born in Germany, but grew up in the Twin Cities area, graduating from Park High School of Cottage Grove. After serving a tour in the U.S. Army, he attended the University of St. Thomas in St Paul, Minn., graduating in 1984 with a degree in journalism. He then worked at the Albert Lea (Minn.) Tribune and served as managing editor there for three years. He joined The Forum in October 1989, working as a copy editor until 2000. Since then, he has worked as a reporter on several beats, including education, Fargo city government, business and military affairs. He is currently The Forum's K-12 education reporter.
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