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February 4, 2014

Dale E. Gronhovd ’97, Carpentry - Fabricators Unlimited

I’ve always known I wanted to work with my hands. After high school, I went into the work force for a few years before going back to school at...

SCTCC
January 25, 2014

by Joyce Helens, President, St. Cloud Technical & Community College

Who’s to blame for the shortsighted “either-or” mentality regarding higher education’s offerings of liberal arts vs. technical education?

Well, I’d start with the Greeks.

In ancient Greece,...

September 22, 2013

by Joyce Helens, President, St. Cloud Technical & Community College
September 22, 2013

The beginning of a new school year is always an exciting time.

This year we have experienced another increase in enrollment at a time when the trend in Minnesota and the United...

Orion
May 25, 2013

by Joyce Helens, President, St. Cloud Technical & Community College
May 25, 2013

Last week, St. Cloud Technical & Community College launched phase two of the Orion Project, called the Orion Summit, an all-day event for 125 students from the St. Cloud and Foley...

Higher Degree
January 27, 2013

by Joyce Helens, President, St. Cloud Technical & Community College
January 27, 2013

“You’re not college material.”

Was this said to you or someone you know? Within a two-week period last semester, I heard from several successful professionals and a student who...

Higher Degree
September 23, 2012

By Joyce Helens, SCTCC President

How do you increase the odds that Minnesota will be poised to retain and attract employers, be competitive for good jobs, and create and maintain a high quality of life in uncertain economic times?

The Brookings Institution, a nonprofit...

Higher Degree
May 27, 2012

by Joyce Helens, President, St. Cloud Technical & Community College

A "wow moment" can change you. It can change an organization. We've seen it at St. Cloud Technical & Community College.

We begin every leadership meeting sharing "wow moments." Those first few...

Higher Degree
September 25, 2011

By Joyce Helens, SCTCC President

For decades, St. Cloud Technical & Community College has been a leader in producing skilled health sciences workers in Central Minnesota. But October will mark a pivotal point in our history as we celebrate the grand opening of a new 53,000-...

Higher Degree
May 22, 2011

By Joyce Helens, SCTCC President

A report released recently by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices made an urgent call to colleges to better prepare students for jobs.

The report, "Degrees for What Jobs? Raising Expectations for Universities and...

Higher Degree
January 23, 2011

By Joyce Helens, SCTCC President

Nothing is certain. You never know when life’s circumstances will change. Like many, I have experienced that firsthand, but some recent events at the college reminded me that it’s all about perspective.

Right before the holidays, Phil...

Higher Degree
January 11, 2011

by Joyce Helens, SCTCC President

I realize you "know" St. Cloud Technical & Community College. You may have graduated from the "Tech College" and now are working in your chosen field. Or maybe your son or daughter, spouse, or neighbor completed a degree here. Or you are a...

Higher Degree
September 26, 2010

By Joyce Helens, SCTCC President

St. Cloud Technical & Community College is a college "of" the community educating and training students to become good citizens and secure good jobs. This successful 62-year-old mission established our college’s main value: the needs of the...

Higher Degree
May 23, 2010

By Joyce Helens, SCTCC President

St. Cloud Technical & Community College recently celebrated 60 successful years of listening and responding to community, business and industry needs in producing the backbone of the skilled work force within St. Cloud and a five-county...

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