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Lake Superior College featured in Duluthian Magazine

September 21, 2017

Lake Superior College article

Lake Superior College was recently featured in the September-October 2017 issue of the Duluthian.

The article covers Lake Superior College's partnership with the Sappi pulp and paper mill in Cloquet, Minnesota to provide the related instruction for dual-training grants received under the Minnesota PIPELINE Project. Dual-training programs provide structured on-the-job training and related instruction so employees can develop the necessary occupational competencies to succeed in their chosen career.

The Sappi facility was recently visited by the Office of Higher Education for a dual-training grant visit. The representative was able to meet the students, tour the facility, and see the commitment of the training committee planning efforts to provide the best possible skill development for its employees while keeping steady production of Sappi’s products. The representative commented on the careful planning that was done to determine the best length of time, learning styles, materials, and class sizes that would best fit the adult learner.

Read more about this partnership on pages 52-53 of the Duluthian September-October 2017 issue

Employer Event: Hire Trained, Hidden Talent in Manufacturing

September 19, 2017

The Minnesota Department of Corrections and RESOURCE invites employers to attend:

Hire Trained, Hidden Talent Info Session

Attend this informational session to learn about:

  • The career technical training – The Second Chance Act: Technology Careers – that the Department of Corrections provides for men and women in correctional facilities to prepare them for careers upon release
  • Department of Corrections and RESOURCE’s partnership and how continued training upon release can be provided - plus additional supports including Career Counseling that help individuals prepare for work
  • The employer benefits of hiring individuals with felony records, including bonding through the MN Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and federal tax breaks
  • Innovative strategies employers are utilizing to hire individuals with felony records

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SageGlass Video Featuring SCC Students

September 14, 2017

A video released by global electrochromic glass provider, SageGlass, features maintenance team members Dario and Matt who have participated in a dual-training program in Mechatronics at South Central College (SCC). In the video below, they discuss personal growth and the many opportunities at SageGlass.

One of those opportunities is the Learn Work Earn dual-training program through SCC that enables participants to receive on-campus instruction while earning wages for related on-the-job training at their company. Not only that, but there are no out-of-pocket expenses for SageGlass employees since their tuition, books, and fees have been fully funded through a Minnesota Pipeline grant.

This is just one great example of the work that MnAMP colleges--along with their employer partners--are doing in the state of Minnesota. For more information on the Learn Work Earn dual-training and apprenticeship programs at South Central College, visit


Department of Labor Site Visit and Kemps Facility Tour

August 10, 2017

On Thursday, July 27, 2017 the Department of Labor accompanied MnAMP grant director, Anne Willaert, and MnAMP project coordinator, Steve Lommen, on a site visit of Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) and a tour of DCTC's employer partner, the Kemps manufacturing facility in Farmington, Minnesota. This facility produces yogurt, sour cream and cottage cheese for the whole nation.

MnAMP tour of Kemps manufacturing facility

MnAMP tour of Kemps manufacturing facility

Founded in 1914, Kemps LLC, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, markets milk, ice cream and related dairy products under the Kemps brand. The company operates six manufacturing facilities in Minneapolis, Rochester, Farmington and Duluth, Minnesota and Cedarburg, Wisconsin and employs 1,200 people in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Kemps is well known in the industry for introducing innovative new products and has received frequent recognition for successful first-to-market product launches such as Kemps IttiBitz and Kemps Frozen Yogurt Parfaits.

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