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Forging a Workforce Partnership

MCTC and Mortenson Construction Build Workforce Partnership

MCTC and Mortenson Construction forges partnershipMortenson Construction, contractor for MCTC’s current Workforce project and the company responsible for construction of Target Field, the TCF Bank Stadium, Walker Art Center expansion and the Minneapolis Central Library, visited the College recently to celebrate their partnership with MCTC. To date, Mortenson has collaborated with MCTC Architectural Technology students who assisted Mortenson with community presentations, and Career and Technical Education students who learned onsite about construction techniques, elevator shaft modeling and OSHA and Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) training. Mortenson's Minneapolis branch Vice President Ken Sorensen discussed the electricity, HVACR and welding employment prospects which will be available during the construction of the new Vikings stadium.

Photo: MCTC President Phil Davis presented Ken Sorensen and Director of Community Affairs Lynn Littlejohn with an image of the Technical Building taken by an MCTC student, and faculty leaders involved in the project expressed their excitement and appreciation. From left to right, Lynn Littlejohn (Mortenson), Tracy Boyle (MCTC faculty), Ken Sorensen (Mortenson), Lane Shoening (Mortenson), Mike Christenson (MCTC) and Tom Clark (Mortenson).