DULUTH - Minnesota education professionals are hitting the road to find out what's working and what's not for area college students.
It's all part of the "Listening Tour" which made two of its first stops at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and Lake Superior College.
Members of the Senate Higher Education Committee said they're hearing debt is a major issue for students.
Sen. Terri Bonoff suggests starting an apprenticeship program where companies pay for students' education while students work for them.
"There is a company in my community in Plymouth called Buhler. They partnered with five young adults they're paying for them to go to Dunwoody College and those kids are both going to Dunwoody they're also working in their company and they're going to end up with a degree and a job," said Bonoff, who is on the committee.
The tour will make stops at 18 colleges and universities for a month.