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Soldering training for employment begins Sept. 4

July 30th, 2014 / Written by Scott / 0 comments

IPC Certification Can Lead to Better Job Opportunities Our “skills-intensive” hand soldering courses are designed to put emphasis on accelerated skill development. DCTC offers a state of the art soldering laboratory. The introductory course, starting September 4, is appropriate for those who want to learn soldering skills and those planning to go on to earn… (Read More ⇢)

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Soldering Training For Employment Starts July 11

June 7th, 2013 / Written by Scott / 0 comments

IPC Certification Can Lead to Better Job Opportunities Our “skills-intensive” hand soldering courses are designed to put emphasis on accelerated skill development. DCTC offers a state of the art soldering laboratory. The introductory course, starting July 11, is appropriate for those who want to learn soldering skills and those planning to go on to earn… (Read More ⇢)

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Railroads Hire Many Veterans Returning From War

May 21st, 2013 / Written by Scott / 0 comments

Recent article highlights how veterans are a good fit for jobs in the railroad industry According to the Associated Press story, as thousands of American soldiers return to the civilian workforce after service in Iraq or Afghanistan, many are finding jobs on the nation’s rail lines. More than 25 percent of all U.S. railroad workers… (Read More ⇢)

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Railroad Conductor Program Lighting the Way to Jobs

January 3rd, 2013 / Written by Scott / 0 comments

DCTC’s program featured in Minneapolis Star Tribune DCTC’s Railroad Conductor Technology Program is one of only three programs in the country. It was featured in the December 30 issue of the Star Tribune. The article highlighted the upcoming wave of retirements expected nationwide in the rail industry, leaving a gap of several thousand jobs each… (Read More ⇢)

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PLC Classes Start January 8

December 26th, 2012 / Written by Scott / 0 comments

Knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers can boost your career As manufacturing processes and equipment become more complex, so does the required skill set for the manufacturing workforce. If you have electronics knowledge, consider augmenting your education with PLC training at Dakota County Technical College. PLC I begins January 8. The Programmable Logic Controller Introductory course… (Read More ⇢)

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Boiler Operation Class Starts in January

December 13th, 2012 / Written by Scott / 0 comments

Take the next step up in your career Whether you are just starting out working with boilers and need to obtain the Special Engineer license, or want to advance to the next level in your career, DCTC’s boiler training will help prepare you to take the state licensing exam. The next boiler class begins January… (Read More ⇢)

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Community Colleges Putting Americans Back to Work

November 29th, 2012 / Written by Scott / 0 comments

Mechatronics training benefiting underemployed In the November 28 Time Magazine article Can Community Colleges Put Americans Back to Work?, a successful mechatronics training program in Pennsylvania is profiled. DCTC offers flexible mechatronics training for working professionals with evening classes at the Rosemount campus, and a training program starting in Scott County. Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary approach… (Read More ⇢)

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DCTC Works With Manufacturers on Training Grants

November 19th, 2012 / Written by Scott / 0 comments

DCTC brings years of grant experience to workforce projects ROSEMOUNT, MN – (May 25, 2012) If you’ve enjoyed a store-brand granola bar, there’s a good chance it was manufactured by the  ConAgra Foods facility in Lakeville, MN. When ConAgra Foods identified a need for extensive employee training, they worked with Dakota County Technical College to partner… (Read More ⇢)

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