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10 05, 2018
  • Courtney Johnson (left), Becci Rasmussen (center) and Jennifer Alger were three of six U of M Extension youth staff from across the state who received the Associate Dean’s Award for Courage and Innovation. They are leading the way in changing youth programs in Warba, Grand Rapids, Deer River and Nashwauk.

Itasca youth leaders spark innovation, receive award

By |May 10th, 2018|After High School, Meaningful Connections to the Community, Pathway, Spark, The School Years, Youth Voice|

Courtney Johnson (left), Becci Rasmussen (center) and Jennifer Alger were three of six U of M Extension youth staff from across the state who received the Associate Dean’s Award for Courage and Innovation. They are leading the way in changing youth programs in Warba, Grand Rapids, Deer River and Nashwauk. Three Itasca area youth development staff are delivering [...]

6 07, 2015
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Itasca Community College Developing a new 21st Century Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technician Program

By |July 6th, 2015|After High School, Develop skills to live, work and thrive in an ever changing world, Enroll in and complete a degree, certification or other training after high school, Partner News|

Bart Johnson, Dean of Academic Affairs at Itasca Community College is a member of the governance council for the initiative.  In this post, he reports on an effort led by Itasca Community college in the development of an advanced industrial technical program.   Itasca Community College (ICC) is developing a new advanced industrial technical program to respond to the changing needs [...]

13 08, 2014

The Rural Student Brain Gain

By |August 13th, 2014|After High School|

This story appeared in yesterday's edition of The Daily Yonder. Common wisdom is that rural America’s “best and brightest” want to leave home. New research shows these students are no more likely to want to leave than their counterparts. And when they do go, they have a stronger desire to return... By Savannah Wooten Photo by Mario Tama/Getty ImagesCourtney Barthelemy [...]

29 04, 2014

Iron Range Engineering building dedicated

By |April 29th, 2014|After High School, Partner News|

This story appeared in today's Business North Daily Briefing and in addition to capturing the dedication ceremony gives an excellent overview of the Iron Range Engineering program and the connection between education, families and community ...   4/28/2014 by Beth Bily Tom Rukavina is surrounded by students while posing for a photo at the Tom Rukavina Engineering Center. [...]

22 04, 2014

Education Grant applications available

By |April 22nd, 2014|After High School|

Please help spread the word. Thanks! Blandin Foundation education grants help put higher education within reach for area students GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. –Blandin Foundation’s applications for need-based education grants are now available and are being accepted until May 1. Up to $950,000 will be granted to Itasca County area students pursuing higher education during the 2014-2015 school year. The education [...]

19 04, 2014

Preparing Students for A Changing World

By |April 19th, 2014|After High School, Develop skills to live, work and thrive in an ever changing world|

This is the last in a series of articles, written by Christina Brown, that show how community members are using the Pathway to Student Success. The Pathway was created and endorsed by local youth and adults as a guide to engage everyone in building strong community by supporting youth on their journey to becoming the next generation of skilled workers, [...]

8 04, 2014

Education after graduation: A key to success

By |April 8th, 2014|After High School, Enroll in and complete a degree, certification or other training after high school|

This is the sixth in a series of articles, written by Christina Brown, that show how community members are using the Pathway to Student Success. The Pathway was created and endorsed by local youth and adults as a guide to engage everyone in building strong community by supporting youth on their journey to becoming the next generation of skilled workers, [...]

3 12, 2013

Work experience program provides hands-on learning

By |December 3rd, 2013|After High School|

We're helping the Greenway School Board get the word out about the Work Experience Program, through this story that appeared in the November 28 Scenic Range NewsForum... The Greenway School Board wants more people to know about the Work Experience Program. Coordinated by Kyle Inforzato - who works with the Greenway, Nashwauk-Keewatin and Deer River districts - the program matches [...]

19 06, 2013

CSS launches outreach program on Grand Rapids campus

By |June 19th, 2013|After High School, Enroll in and complete a degree, certification or other training after high school, Partner News|

Business North sat down with Don Wortham, College of St. Scholastica's VP of Strategic Initiatives, to talk about some innovative tweaks they've made to their "2+2" partnership with Itasca Community College.  The result is a reduction in tuition - from about $900 per credit to $400 - and an increase in the number of students who can participate in the [...]