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Take Back the Night BBQ, Rally, and March Against Sexual Violence

Posted on September 20, 2017

 Wednesday, Sept. 20 | 6-9 p.m. | Campus Mall

Join MSUM, Concordia College, and Minnesota State Community and Technical College for our annual BBQ and rally on the MSUM Campus Mall on Wednesday, Sept. 20. This year, we celebrate the 45th anniversary of Title IX, which guarantees every student the right to an education free from discrimination based on sex. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men will experience intimate partner abuse, sexual violence, or stalking  in their lifetime. Do you #KnowyourIX?  Read the rest of this entry →

VP Biden announces recipients of $450M of job-driven training grants

Posted on September 30, 2014

$450M in grants to nearly 270 community colleges partnering with more than 400 employers nationally

WASHINGTON — Training America’s workers with the skills they need for a good job can help middle class families and help American businesses grow our economy. While America’s businesses have created 10 million jobs over the past 54 months, the longest streak of uninterrupted job growth in our country’s history, we need to do more to train Americans with the skills they need, and connect them with businesses that are looking for skilled workers.

While America’s businesses have created 10 million jobs over the past 54 months, the longest streak of uninterrupted job growth in our country’s history, we need to do more to train Americans with the skills they need, and connect them with businesses that are looking for skilled workers.

Today, as part of this effort, Vice President Biden, Secretary Thomas E. Perez, and Secretary Arne Duncan are announcing the winners of $450 million in job-driven training grants going to nearly 270 community colleges across the country. The funding is part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) competitive grant program, which is co-administered by the Department of Labor and Department of Education.

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2014 TAACCCT Grants by State

Note: Project descriptions are taken from language provided by grantees as part of their abstracts.

Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Total Award Amount: $2,473,227
Industry focus: Construction and Utilities
Minnesota State Community and Technical College’s CU Succeed program will serve 450 TAA-eligible and similar adults over three years in the West Central Minnesota Workforce Service Area. The program will provide training and certifications to individuals to obtain in-demand careers in the construction and utilities industries through the use of new mobile training units that travel to multiple sites, online workplace readiness and soft skills instruction and work-based training. Articulation agreements with Minnesota State University Moorhead will provide participants with Bachelor of Science degree options. Read the rest of this entry →

Peggy Kennedy appointed president of Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Posted on May 17, 2012

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees today appointed Peggy Kennedy as president of Minnesota State Community and Technical College, which has campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena.

Kennedy has served as interim president of the college since July 1, 2011. Previously, she served as a vice president of academic affairs and student development, and dean for business and general education programs at Saint Paul College.

Kennedy holds a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater and a master’s degree in business education and an Ed.D. in educational policy and administration, both from the University of Minnesota. Read the rest of this entry →

Peggy Kennedy appointed interim president of M-State

Posted on June 22, 2011

The Minnesota State Colleges and University Board of Trustees Wednesday appointed Peggy Kennedy, interim president of Minnesota State Community and Technical College, which has campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena.

Kennedy has served as a vice president of academic affairs and student development of Saint Paul College since 1994. Previously, she was dean for business and general education programs at the college; advanced training specialist and coordinator in the Information System Division
at Cenex Corp., now MSA Advanced Manufacturing; and a curriculum consultant at Minnesota Curriculum Services Center; and a business and English instructor at Washington High School and Milwaukee Area Technical College in Wisconsin. Read the rest of this entry →

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