Railroad Conductor Program Featured on Kare 11

November 24th, 2014 / Written by Scott / 1 comment

Demand for conductors rising nationwide Following story courtesy of KARE 11 “Rosemount college answers demand for train conductors” ROSEMOUNT, Minn. — As the railroads take a more prominent role in the nation’s economy, the demand for conductors is on the rise. And Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount is uniquely positioned to answer the call… (Read More ⇢)

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Earn Your Green Belt!

November 19th, 2014 / Written by Scott / 1 comment

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training starts December 8 Our program offers a full range of training through lecture, hands-on-exercises, simulations, and case studies. The 5-day course is best for those who wish to develop their ability to actively participate in process improvement efforts using Lean Six Sigma Tools. On completion of this course, you… (Read More ⇢)

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Three big trends that could shape the future of high-tech manufacturing

October 6th, 2014 / Written by Scott / 0 comments

Working with 2-year colleges seen as essential to the new advanced manufacturing economy Check out this excellent article in The Atlantic, “Made in America, Again.” From the article: The list of ingredients that GE’s David Joyce sees as favorable to advanced manufacturing begins with a different kind of proximity: he wants each factory to be… (Read More ⇢)

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DCTC, MnSCU Group Awarded $15 Million Grant

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

3,000+ students and numerous manufacturers will benefit The Minnesota Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (MNAMP) has been selected to receive a $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor for advanced manufacturing education throughout Minnesota. MNAMP is a state-wide Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) consortium that includes Dakota County Technical College. The consortium, which includes… (Read More ⇢)

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Siemens promotes apprenticeships to train skilled workers

September 8th, 2014 / Written by Scott / 0 comments

Apprenticeships are proven to work. Why don’t we use them? Siemens has sponsored an outstanding article on The Atlantic, outlining the benefits of apprenticeship programs. According to the article: Around the world, especially in Europe, apprenticeships are a mainstream, practical alternative to the four-year college track that still dominates the traditional American career path—even when… (Read More ⇢)

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Manufacturing Showcase coming Oct. 9 to DCTC

August 29th, 2014 / Written by Scott / 0 comments

Bridging the Skills Gap In surveys, listening sessions and meetings, manufacturers throughout Minnesota have expressed their concern about the skilled worker shortage and its impact on their global competitiveness. Finding enough skilled workers is your greatest challenge. MnSCU understands this challenge. You need a qualified and trained workforce. We have been working to develop innovative… (Read More ⇢)

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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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Customized Training E-Newsletters

October 30th, 2013 / Written by mtc / 1 comment

  Want to keep up with the latest news for the Customized Training and Continuing Education department?   Sign up for our quarterly E-Newsletter!  You’ll get updates on featured courses and news for the department. For more information regarding our courses, please visit our website at  http://www.dctc.edu/continuing-education/ Amy Evanson CT Information Systems Coordinator 651-423-8269

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New Courses Planned for Fall

September 13th, 2013 / Written by mtc / 0 comments

What’s New in Customized Training and Continuing Education The summer has brought many new courses and training opportunities offered by DCTC. New Online Professional Series and Importing 101 had their first classes run, just to name a few. Many new courses are on the horizon for fall as well as many corporate and customized training… (Read More ⇢)

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DCTC Basic Motorcycle Maintenance Course

August 20th, 2013 / Written by mtc / 2 comments

Basic Motorcycle Maintenance Course This hands-on, 4-hour course is designed for new riders or people who want to learn basic motorcycle maintenance. Learn how to do a pre-ride inspection, preventative maintenance, repairs on the road and winterization. To ride safely, riders should know their bikes as well as the rules of the road. Course Information Date: Tuesday, August 27 Time:… (Read More ⇢)

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