Apr 21, 2014

CLC Diesel Program Earns National Accreditation


The Central Lakes College Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology program has earned accreditation from the AED Foundation: An Affiliate of the Associated Equipment Distributors. “This is a significant achievement for the program and instructors,” remarked Christopher Hadfield, Dean of Career and Technical Education at CLC. 

Apr 18, 2014

Cultural Thursday Season Finale “Fun Foreign Fotos” with Jan Kurtz


Fifteen years ago, Cultural Thursdays became an official Central Lakes College event under the direction of Jan Kurtz.  On Thursday, May 1 at noon, in the Chalberg Theater, Jan will be hosting her final show entitled: “Fun Foreign Fotos”, before retiring.
“As a finale” Jan said, “I wanted to look over a span of time and favorite photos to share with the audience.  I have chosen examples from seven countries taken on eleven different trips.  The idea is to graduate from being ‘just an observer’ of travel, taking only photo ops, to being a seasoned traveler who includes knowledge of culture, history and yes, languages in their experience.”

"Verse Like Water" Poet Program Presents Billy Collins

"Verse Like Water: the visiting poet program of Central Lakes College, in conjunction with The Crossing Arts Alliance, presents Billy Collins on April 29th. Billy is one of the great poets of our generation, and he has twice been named U.S. Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress. 

This poetry reading will be at noon in the CLC Chalberg Theater, and will be followed by a book signing, meet and greet, and workshop for anyone interested in hearing him speak about poetry, creativity, and the imagination (around 1:30 and also in the Chalberg).  

Apr 11, 2014

CLC Photography Students Compete in the SkillsUSA State Competition


Colby Abazs (Finland, MN) and Josh Hammer (Staples, MN), CLC Photography Students, competed in a Statewide SkillsUSA Photography competition in the Twin Cities. The conference was a showcase of career and technical education students where more than 800 outstanding students competed in 80 hands-on trade, technical and leadership contests. 

Colby and Josh both competed in the college level photo contest with Colby earning a Bronze medal. 

Pictured at the awards ceremony are (left) Colby Abasz and (right) Josh Hammer.

Apr 10, 2014

Evening of Transition - Guideposts for Success


Brainerd Area Community Transition Committee, Central Lakes College and Check & Connect present an evening of transition on Thursday, April 24 in room W127 at the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College.

The Guideposts for Success reflect what research has identified as key educational and career development interventions that can make a positive difference in the lives of all youth, including youth with disabilities. 

Mar 31, 2014

Nursing Information Sessions Offered at CLC


CLC will be offering Nursing Information Sessions for anyone interested in learning more about careers in nursing and the education programs. Nursing faculty and program advisors will be available at each of the sessions. Program registration and planning information will be provided.

CLC Announces Program Changes for Fall 2014

Central Lakes College will be making program changes for fall semester to better serve students and provide opportunity for growth in programming. The college plans to expand manufacturing and agricultural programs at the Staples campus and move media programs currently based in Staples to the Brainerd campus.