The campus will be closed for Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 26–Sunday, Nov. 29. Regular hours will resume Monday, Nov. 30.

Continuing Education and Customized Training


"Technology and the economic downturn have made the employment environment much more competitive. Companies are demanding employees with problem solving skills, business writing skills, an understanding of verbal and nonverbal communications and self-starters who are ready to engage every day."

–Jeannette Grace, MCTC Continuing Education Business and Communications Instructor

Cultural Enrichment Series

Our Cultural Enrichment Series was developed to foster an understanding of the Hmong, Somali and Latino cultures, all burgeoning populations in Minnesota. In this series of three seminars, developed in collaboration with Minnesota immigrants, we will cover the demographics of each group in our state, basic cultural history and background as well as key cultural aspects and values.

The seminars offer a new perspective on cultural assimilation and provide a comparison of those cultures to the U.S. culture. They also address financial philosophies and the marketing and customer service needs of each specific ethnic group. Each seminar closes with a synthesis of financial and cultural concepts that can serve as a plan for better serving or working with each cultural group.

Instructor: Dr. Brigid Bechtold has lived and worked in another culture, managed intercultural training for Honeywell and worked in the financial services industry. She consults in customer service and culture change initiatives and also teaches English to immigrants.

Customize it!

Our courses can be tailored to your organization's needs and delivered at your site or ours. Contact us today to discuss customized training for your team.

For more information contact us at 612-659-6500 or

MCTC–Thermo King Partnership

hermo King President Ray Pittard, left, and MCTC president Phil Davis.

MCTC was awarded $300,000 by the Department of Employment and Economic Development Minnesota Job Skills Partnership to develop and implement lean process improvement training. The training will be delivered to more than 550 engineering, design and management staff at Minnesota-based Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand.

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