Trustees of the state’s college and university system have chosen interim or permanent presidents for three of its colleges: Minnesota West Community & Technical College: Barbara McDonald (interim) Alexandria Technical & Community College: Laura Urban Minnesota State College – Southeast Technical: Dorothy Duran Below are excerpts from the MnSCU announcements. Minnesota West: [McDonald’s] appointment becomes Read more →
The college residential experience — living on campus, walking to class and hanging out with classmates at night — may no longer be the domain of four-year colleges and universities. An increasing number of community and technical colleges in Minnesota are shedding the reputation of sleepy commuter schools and building on-campus housing to lure students. Read more →
Not sure how the writer at CommunityCollegeTransferStudents.com came up with this list, but here’s the entry for Alex Tech: 1. Alexandria Technical & Community College With over 90% of students employed after the graduation, Alexandria Technical & Community College provides excellent education both for young people and those who want to continue their career. The Read more →
While describing what Alexandria Technical and Community College is doing to help decrease Minnesota’s job-skills mismatch, the Echo Press explains one of the dynamics involved: It’s an urban “bubble” phenomenon: for each hour that you drive away from the Twin Cities and into rural areas, manufacturing’s workforce gap widens. Read the full story here.
KSAX-TV/KRWF-TV reports how convenience store employee Brent Zuhlsdorf, who is studying at Alexandria Technical College to become a police officer, ran after a thief who’d apparently stolen something, tracked him down and then helped police locate him. Alexandria Police Chief Richard Wyffels told the station: I’m going to make sure that we recognize him in Read more →