Episode # 12

Earn While You Learn: MN Dual-Training Pipeline Program

Did you know that there’s a program where workers receive a combination of related instruction strategically paired with on-the-job training right here in Minnesota? Yese Ruiz talks about finding her passion for healthcare through the MN Dual-Training Pipeline Program, her experiences as a first-generation college student, and using bilingualism as an advantage. Life After Now is brought to you by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.


Topics covered in this episode include:

  • Minnesota Dual Training Pipeline Program
  • The benefits of working while attending college
  • How to gain transferable skills from work experience
  • How bilingualism gives you a unique advantage

Yese Ruiz

Episode Transcript


Yese Ruiz is currently enrolled in the Minnesota Dual-Trainee Pipeline Program, pursuing her nursing degree while working as a clinical coordinator at Care Clinic in Red Wing, MN. In her free time, she enjoys going to the library to find a good book or listening to an interesting podcast.

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