MCTC Instructors Named Outstanding Educators
Three Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) faculty members have been honored with the 2014 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Outstanding Educator award. Cheryl Neudauer (Biology), Bayla McDougal (Addiction Counseling) and Greg Skudlarek (HVACR) were nominated from the College community, tasked with compiling an extensive portfolio of their professional work and awarded the distinguished honor earlier this month.
SkillsUSA State Competition Draws MCTC Students
Eleven MCTC students recently competed in the SkillsUSA Minnesota Leadership and Skills Conference. Several students won awards for their hard work and creative projects in the fields of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) and Electrical Construction.
Mortenson Construction VP Visits MCTC Trade Students
On a recent visit to Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC), Ken Sorensen, vice president and general manager of Mortenson Construction’s Minneapolis office, toured new classroom space at the College and spoke to students of HVACR and Welding to discuss what his company looks for in employees.
From fashion and fine arts to welding, this spring MCTC students, faculty, staff and community will demonstrate their skills in a collage of shows, events and performances.
MnSCU Awarded $3.3 Million Grant
Thirteen Minnesota state colleges have been selected to receive 18 grants totaling $3.3 million from the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership. Businesses working as partners with these colleges will match these grants with an additional $8.1 million bringing the total impact of the awards to $11.4 million. MCTC will partner with two local employers, Gedney Foods and the St. Paul Pioneer Press, utilizing more than $250,000 of these funds to develop customized training.