Minneapolis Community and Technical College Celebrates 100 Years
Minneapolis Community and Technical College celebrated 100 years of providing educational opportunities during a gala celebration on November 15, 2014.
The College is 100 years strong and has a rich history and mission that is still relevant today. Although a college education can open doors, they sometimes remain closed for many in our community.
MCTC Founder Elizabeth Fish knew this when she opened the doors to the Girls’ Vocational School on December 14, 1914. This school was the precursor to what is now Minneapolis Community and Technical College. She knew there was an educational and employment gap between women and men, and young women needed the skills and practical knowledge to succeed in a changing economy.
Now, 100 years later, we are still working to close these gaps for underrepresented students. This continues to be our purpose and plan for the next 100 years. Today’s underrepresented students are often low-income, students of color, new immigrants and/or the first in their families to attend college.
Today’s students need our support more than ever. Many of them work to provide for their families, as they pursue a college education. The MCTC Foundation has been providing assistance through scholarships, other resources and programs like the Power of You for the past 30 years.
We are asking the community to consider making a gift that will help shape our future into the next century.
Lucie Skjefte, Building Community
Lucie Skjefte found the support she needed to go back to school, excelled at MCTC and will build her skills in her community.Read More