Mar 8, 2011

Campuses closed Friday

To accommodate the Bridges Career Academies and Workplace Connection Career Exploration Day event on Friday, March 11, with more than 2,300 high school students from 23 schools participating, Central Lakes College campuses in Brainerd and Staples will be closed to the public, except for the Community Dental Clinic and the Business and Industry Center. High school students will be on the Brainerd campus to explore more than 150 career options through hands-on interaction with professionals. More than 70 educational programs offered by CLC and Minnesota State Community and Technical College at Wadena, including liberal arts, will be showcased (along with businesses) to demonstrate how high school and higher education prepare students for careers. Dr. Brenda Cassellius (pictured), state commissioner of education, and Louise Sundin, a trustee with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, are scheduled to attend. Area legislators have been invited. Regional school district superintendents will meet with Commissioner Cassellius in the afternoon. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event is co-hosted by the Brainerd Lakes Chamber, which has complete information at