Jan 31, 2014

Ellison Technologies Internship Opportunities

Ellison Technologies, a recognized leader in industrial robotic systems integration from Council Bluffs Iowa, came to Staples to interview Robotic Automation students for internship opportunities. For thirty years, Ellison has been designing, manufacturing and programming turnkey robotic automation systems for a myriad of manufacturing applications in the automotive, medical, agricultural, consumer goods and military industries. Ellison is looking for employees with technical training to meet the needs of the projected growth in all of these areas.
Josh Cirbo spent the day touring CLC’s robotic labs and speaking to students about Ellison and the expectations they have for their employees.

Bosch Visits Staples Campus

Bosch, the world's largest supplier of automotive components, came to Staples to interview Robotic Automation students for internship opportunities. For over six decades, Bosch Packaging Technology, Inc. has provided the world’s leading manufacturers with packaging machinery that is innovative, fast, reliable and cost effective. Bosch is looking for employees
with technical training to continue meeting the needs of their customers.

Jan 24, 2014

Tourism Bureau Honors CLC Students

Tourism Bureau Honors Local College Students at Award Luncheon

Visit Brainerd, the tourism bureau for Brainerd and Baxter Minnesota recently honored students from the Central Lakes College Marketing Principles class at an award luncheon held at the Arrowwood Lodge of Brainerd Lakes. The awards were for marketing plans that the students put together for marketing Brainerd, Baxter, and the Brainerd Lakes Area.

Several months ago the idea was born to challenge students of the Marketing Principles class at Central Lakes College in Brainerd to research Visit Brainerd, the tourism bureau for Brainerd and Baxter, Minnesota and prepare a marketing plan for the organization using the information that they had gathered.

On December 11th the research was completed, pooled together, and laid out into four marketing plans. Each team of students then presented their plans to a group of local business people at the Visit Brainerd office. Once the scores were tallied all participating students were honored and the top three teams were presented certificates at a luncheon held at Arrowwood Lodge.

Release courtesy of the Tourism Bureau for Brainerd and Baxter Minnesota

February Cultural Thursday: Thailand

CLC Cultural Thursdays Spring Series Begins with Thailand

The Spring semester of Cultural Thursday events will begin on February 6 at noon in the Chalberg Theater at the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College. CLC English instructor Lori-Beth Larsen will give a presentation on her travels to Thailand last summer.  

Cultural Thursday events are held the first Thursday of each month as part of the Resource Center for Cultures and Languages of the Americas (RCCLA) at Central Lakes College.  They range from travelogue to introducing the cultures of our International students and neighbors.

CLC Seeking Alumni Nominations

As Central Lakes College celebrates its 75th anniversary, it would like to recognize and honor 75 distinguished alumni. CLC Alumni honorees are an inspiration to the next generation of graduates and to the community at large. 

Nominations may be submitted by the nominee or by friends, family, work associates, or other colleagues who are familiar with the nominee. All nominations received by Friday, February 28 will be considered by the selection committee. 

Jan 10, 2014

January Dean's Report

Mary Sam, Director of Diversity, Equity & Tribal Relations
CLC is committed to providing the necessary training and education to expand the cultural and professional competencies of our employees and students regarding diversity. This commitment was evident on January 8th, as all CLC faculty and staff participated in a full day of training for the 4th year in a row.  The theme of this year's training was "Bridges Out of Poverty."
Out Front Minnesota: ‘Bullying: Minnesota Safe and Supportive Schools Act’ presented on January 27 from 6:30-8:00 in the Chalberg Theater at the Brainerd campus. This event for anyone concerned about bullying or interested in learning more about the proposed bullying legislation. The presentation will cover the current anti-bullying legislation as well as the proposed Safe and Supportive MN Schools Act. There will be personal sharing by those affected by bullying, and a panel will facilitate a question and answer session.

CLC Veteran Assistance Declining with Government Cuts

About 80 Central Lakes College student veterans may have to find other ways to pay for classes after two tuition assistance programs are reduced or eliminated because of government funding cutbacks.

The first, a program called the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), disappears March 31, 2014. It serves veterans who are unemployed and want to get back into the workforce, but have used all other veteran benefits.

Courtesy of Jessica Larsen,  Brainerd Dispatch