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Transportation Security Administration and MCTC Honor Program Graduates

Posted on: June 8th, 2011 by insidemctc No Comments

On Monday, June 6, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and Minneapolis Community and Technical College honored 49 local TSA employees who have earned a TSA Homeland Security certificate or associate degree at MCTC.

Mike McGee, dean of Academic Affairs at MCTC stated, “The MCTC/MSP program started as a pilot program among nine other colleges nationally. Based in part on the success of the MCTC program, which resulted in the largest completion rate of the nine colleges, a decision was made by Washington D.C. officials to continue to provide tuition assistance through associates degree programs for TSA officers attending MCTC.

In 2009, the TSA chose MCTC to provide a higher education curriculum for airport security officers and other TSA personnel. The first enrollees began classes on September 21, 2009.

Senator Klobuchar to Speak at MCTC Commencement Ceremony about Role of Community Colleges in Global Economy on May 14

Posted on: May 12th, 2011 by insidemctc No Comments

Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) is proud to announce that Senator Amy Klobuchar will speak at the 2011 Commencement Ceremony for MCTC graduates on May 14 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Senator Klobuchar plans to speak about the challenge of revitalizing America’s innovative edge to compete and succeed in the global economy, and the essential role that community and technical colleges have in meeting this challenge. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. and the Senator is expected to address graduates shortly thereafter.

Last year, President Obama announced that he wanted community colleges to help produce 8 million more graduates by 2020. MCTC is graduating approximately 400 students this year toward that goal.

MCTC students get an excellent education without taking on a lot of debt and gain skills needed in today’s workplaces. The College serves students who were the first in their family to attend college, those changing careers or looking for learn new skills to advance in their careers and students interested in earning a four-year degree.

The College partners with business and community leaders and non-profit organizations to develop innovative programs that prepare students for today’s and tomorrow’s jobs. MCTC is a strong partner with the City of Minneapolis and the Mayor’s Office on workforce development and job training initiatives designed to get people back to work. The College’s strong allied health programs in nursing, electroneurodiagnostic technology, polysomnographic technology and other emerging healthcare fields are helping the state of Minnesota remain a healthcare leader.

MCTC also works with industry leaders to produce top graduates in the trades, career programs and liberal arts fields. Ninety-nine percent of machine tool technologies graduates are placed in jobs. College prepares students for the latest jobs in biotechnology, chemistry and biology. Unique programs in computer forensics, apparel technologies, restaurant management, world languages, business, liberal arts and sciences, law enforcement and human services help meet the education and workforce challenges facing the country.

25th Anniversary of the Twin Cities American Indian Graduation Banquet

Posted on: May 12th, 2011 by insidemctc 1 Comment

Twin Cities American Indian GraduationApril 29, 2011 marked the 25th anniversary of the Twin Cities American Indian Graduation Banquet. This event brings together American Indian students, their families, college officials and indigenous leaders in education from across the state to honor and acknowledge American Indian college graduates. The founders of this event believe that recognizing and celebrating the success of American Indian graduates is one of the ways that educational disparities can be addressed and inspires others to persevere and overcome the achievement gap.

This year’s event was held at the TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus and was attended by over 100 people. Graduates represented numerous tribes from across the country and received degrees ranging from 2-year to Doctorate degrees. The event began and closed with MCTC’s student drum group playing a traditional honor song.

This year, MCTC had the largest number of American Indian graduates in the metro area, with 20 students receiving their degrees. This is a tremendous accomplishment for the American Indian Success Program at MCTC and is testament to their commitment to fostering a supportive and culturally based learning environment where students can succeed.

Graduation 2011

Posted on: March 29th, 2011 by insidemctc No Comments

This year’s Graduation Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 14 at 11 a.m. in the Minneapolis Convention Center Auditorium. Find out all you need to know about the graduation ceremony in the MCTC ’11 Commencement newsletter.

MCTC Graduation Fair

Posted on: March 9th, 2011 by insidemctc 3 Comments

Graduation Fair 2011Friday, March 25
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
L.3000

Are you graduating this year?
Attend the Graduation Fair!

If you have completed an intent to graduate form and plan to participate in the May 14 Commencement Ceremony, you must attend the Graduation Fair.

The fair will include resume critiques, mock interviews, “Dressing for Success” and booths staffed by the Alumni Association, Career Services, Student Life, TRIO programs, various 4-year institutions and industry professionals.

Graduates not attending the ceremony are also encouraged to attend.
There will be a drawing to win Kindles! $5 lunch boxes will be available!

You will also be able to order your cap and gown (at no additional cost to you). Graduation is an event sponsored by Student Life.

More details regarding 2011 Graduation.