Marsha_DanielsonBy Marsha Danielson, Dean of Economic Development

CBI Helping Others Manage Projects
Project management professionals, business and technology professionals, students, and educators are learning how to master the critical skills of project management techniques through the Center for Business and Industry Project Management Course Series.

The skills developed in the Project Management program apply to large and small projects, product design and development efforts, construction projects, IT projects, software development, and any project with critical performance, time, and budget targets. The program emphasizes practical skills and tools supported by relevant case examples.

Interest in the introductory level Project Management courses is so strong that CBI will be offering this course at an advanced level and potentially project management in specific disciplines as well.

Project Management knowledge can help make your life and career less stressful, more effective and efficient. For more information contact Mark Kluender at 507.389.7387 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

CBI Searching for Fire and Rescue Consultant
SCC’s Center for Business and Industry (CBI) is searching for a Fire and Rescue Training Consultant to assist public safety organizations develop the skilled personnel they need.

Fire and Rescue Training Consultant Essential duties:

  • Develop and coordinate structured training courses and consultation for public safety employees and volunteers.
  • Sell, secure, and administer multiple education, training and consulting contracts and projects.
  • Market training and consulting services.
  • Manage program resources. Reconcile budgets and generate fiscal and administrative reports.
  • Develop and maintain positive community and intercollegiate relations.
  • Forecast or identify industry needs for education and information acquisition and exchange.
  • Travel for industry meetings, sales and training activities. Evenings and weekend duties.

Successful attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years work experience in associated field.
  • Fire Instructor or related teaching/training experience.
  • Sales experience.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Preferred Certifications: Firefighter I & II; Fire Instructor I and II; Fire Officer I & II and First Responder or First Aid/CPR.
  • Knowledge and ability to train NFPA chapters 1001; 1021; 1041; 1401; 1403 and 1500.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite: PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
  • Budget management experience with basic accounting, record keeping, cost analysis and estimating.
  • Excellent human relations, interpersonal, oral and written communication’s skills.
  • Resourceful; self-motivated; dependable; innovative; flexible; team player, strong problem solver.

Applications are being accepted through April 30, 2012. For more information contact Kim Scholtens at 507.389.7292 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .