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Todd Andre, left, walks to class at Northwest Technical College with Eric Johnson. The former Ainsworth workers are among 80 other dislocated workers from the region who chose to go back to school to find new careers. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Northwest Technical College: Bemidji Ainsworth workers continue on new career paths

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Todd Andre, Eric Johnson and Curt Peterson aren't your typical college students.

They have three times the work experience than the average freshman. Working in groups is second nature, and they've learned to use critical-thinking skills to solve problems, despite having not sat in a classroom in years.


The former Ainsworth workers started classes last spring at Northwest Technical College.

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