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School of Trade Technologies Job Fair at MCTC

April 21, 2017

Minneapolis Community & Technical College hosted a successful job fair on April 4, 2017!

Over 48 students found leads for careers in welding, machine tool technologies, and related fields at the School of Trade Technologies Job Fair, and employers were happy with student turnout. 

MCTC School of Trade Technologies Job Fair

From left: CTE Career Coordinator Jared Scharpen, Academic Advisor Lara Christley, CTE Advisor Jennifer Lehmkuhl.

Minnesota Job Vacancies

January 28, 2017

MN Job Vacancies

According to Minnesota State CAREERwise Education, the latest Job Vacancy Survey from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) continues to show a strong and stable labor market. During the most recent survey there were about 1.2 unemployed people for each statewide vacancy. To learn more about job vacancies in Minnesota read the key findings.

Find occupations from the latest survey in this table showing select high paying occupations. The table includes links to employment information and top Minnesota employers for each occupation listed. Or view the Top 30 Minnesota Job Vacancies. Each vacancy title links to a career profile with employment outlook and education information about the career.

And if you're wondering, Where are manufacturing jobs in Minnesota? Who are the top manufacturing employers? The manufacturing section on CAREERwise Education now shows top manufacturing industries and employers in Minnesota.

MnAMP and the Minnesota PIPELINE Project

January 27, 2017

Cardinal Glass and South Central College

Cardinal Glass in Northfield, Minnesota, has partnered with South Central College, MnAMP's lead institution, since 2015 in helping pay tuition for their apprentices with a dual-training grant. The Minnesota PIPELINE Project, established through the Minnesota Legislature in 2014, lets employers pay apprentices’ tuition and fees in approved institutions that offer competency-based training. Meanwhile, students learn and earn on the job.

Read more about the partnership between Cardinal Glass and South Central College, and how this type of partnership can benefit your company:

MnAMP In The News

January 13, 2017

MnAMP Article

MnAMP was recently featured in the FFJournal - The magazine for today's metal fabricating and forming technologies.

Read the FFJournal article to find out what we're up to this year and the work that we're doing to help bridge the skills gap!

Congratulations to the MSSC November Students of the Month

November 28, 2016

South Central College students Ryan Anderson and Roger Ayala were nominated to be the November MSSC Students of the Month by SCC Mechatronics instructor Alex Goff. Here's what Alex had to say about these star students:

MSSC November Student of the Month


“Ryan has shown tremendous improvement and ability in and outside the classroom. Ryan has used is CPT certificate as well as his determination to secure an internship position at a local manufacturing company where he hope to gain full time employment once finished with his two year Mechatronics Degree. Ryan has consistently done quality work while demonstrating professionalism and an outstanding work ethic which compliments his pleasant personality.”

MSSC November Student of the Month

“I am happy to give Roger this recommendation. As a Mechatronics Instructor at South Central Technical College I have had the privilege of knowing Roger since he started his educational path a year and a half ago. I have been Rogers instructor for Fluid Power and Maintenance Awareness while currently I have him as a student in a Mechanical Systems course. Roger has exhibited kindness and consideration of others while articulating outstanding communications skill in, and out, of the classroom. Roger sets goals for himself with the intent to reach them. He clearly draws on his past experiences, his organizational skills, and educational background to reach his goals.”

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) is an industry-led training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation's production workers. The nationwide MSSC System, based upon federally-endorsed national standards, offers both entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate that they have mastered the skills increasingly needed in the high-growth, technology-intensive jobs of the 21st century. Check out the full announcement on the MSSC Blog.

South Central College is the lead college of the the MnAMP consortium, which consists of 12 community colleges and 2 universities throughout Minnesota. Visit the About MnAMP page to learn more about MnAMP's history and strategies.

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