By Suzanne L. Nordblom, Dean of Engineering and Construction Technology
Project Lead the Way Grants Announced
The Mechatronics Technology Education Center (MTEC) at South Central College is proud to announce that $18,489 in grants was recently awarded to support the following area middle and high schools:
||$3990 Equipment – Autodesk Inventor Software|
|Northland Community School – Remer||$2500 Equipment – 2 Fischertechnik kits|
|Mankato Public Schools-East & West||Total: $4000|
|$1850 Equipment – Solar and Fuel Cells|
|$2150 Summer Institute Training|
|United South Central – Wells||Total: $3999|
|$1099 Equipment – Hydrogen Fuel Cell|
|$2900 Summer Institute Training|
|Northfield High School||Total: $ $4000|
|$1500 Equipment – Laptop|
|$2500 Summer Institute Training|
These area school districts submitted a Request for Proposal (RFP) to South Central College for the equipment and training needed to support their school’s Project Lead the Way program. These grants were made possible through funding from a Department of Labor Community-Based Job Skills Training Grant and from funding provided by the Minnesota Center for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (MnCEME).
“South Central College is an avid supporter of the Project Lead the Way program. We are thrilled to be working directly with our area schools to provide this special assistance with needed equipment and training. This partnership provides undeniable benefits for students and hopefully will assist in broadening the scope of their educational pathways,” stated SCC’s Dean of Engineering and Construction Technology, Dr. Suzanne Nordblom.
The Mechatronics Technology major at South Central College began in the fall of 2009, and is part of the education and training provided through the growing Mechatronics Technology Education Center on the North Mankato Campus of South Central College.
Delta Epsilon Chi State Career Development Conference Update
The State DEX Conference was held on February 23 to the 25th in Mankato at the Verizon Wireless Center. The conference made the front page of the Free Press on Thursday, the 25th. South Central College had 44 students in attendance from the Marketing Management, Business Management and Culinary Programs at SCC. A special thanks to you from SCC who helped with the judging during the conference!
There were twenty-three finalists in the various Marketing and Business Events. 17 Culinary students competed in just one round of competition that was held on the North Mankato Campus, thanks to the guidance and help of Jim Hanson, Culinary Instructor. DEX Advisor, Roberta Moorhouse assisted in preparing students and in the organization of the State-wide conference.
Student Awards Went To:
|Fashion Merchandising and Marketing:||Jody Becker 1st Place|
|Financial Services:||Lyle Fredericks finalist|
|Hospitality:||Justin Kratzke, 2nd place and Tom Polich, Finalist|
|Restaurant and Food Service Management:||Jamison Burgess, finalist|
|Business Ethics:||Justin Kratzke and Jamison Burgess, 1st Place|
|Nicole Hilger and Lexy Fritz Finalists|
|Business-to-Business Marketing:||Lyle Fredericks and Joshua Rohlfing Finalists|
|Jerad Willford and Andy Manning Finalists|
|Marketing Management:||Brady Smith 4th Place|
|Sales Management Meeting:||Mike Miller, finalist|
|Sports and Entertainment Marketing:||Mike Miller and Matt Sultze, Finalists|
|Ruben Jones and Martin Olson, Finalists|
|Entrepreneurship:||Jody Becker, Finalist|
|Sales Representative 1st Year:||Joshua Rohlfing, Finalist|
|Sales Representative 2nd Year:||Andy Manning, Finalist|
|Web Site Design:||Martin Olson, 2nd Place|
|Culinary Management Institute:||Clara Hanson and Dan Johnson, 2nd place|
Numerous students in Culinary qualified for national competition. The International Career Development Conference is being held in Louisville Kentucky April 16th to the 21st. Students will be traveling by bus, to the conference to save costs, with their advisors Roberta Moorhouse and Jim Hanson. Please wish all the conference attendees the best of luck in their respective events at the 2010 Delta Epsilon Chi International Career Development Conference!