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Nexen Donation Match Nets $49,000 for PTCC Scholarships

Nexen donation match nets $49,000 for PTCC Scholarships Staff post from Shawnda Schelinder |

PINE CITY, Minn. – Thanks to a recent $5,250 donation from Nexen, Pine Technical & Community College manufacturing students have been eligible for $49,000 in scholarship funds.

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Expanded Testing Center Offers Opportunities to Students, Community

Expanded Testing Center Offers Opportunities to Students, Community Staff post from Shawnda Schelinder |

Pine Technical & Community College’s expanded testing center provides opportunities to community members who are seeking career advancement through certification exams, as well as potential and current students who need Accuplacer, make-up exams or accommodated testing. PTCC has been able to boost the testing services by bringing their current testing center on to the main campus and nearly tripling the number of testing stations.

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Welding Program Offers Fresh Start

Welding Program Offers Fresh Start Staff post from Shawnda Schelinder |

After just four weeks of training, Melissa Hirsch is poised to make a fresh start. Hirsch completed a four-week welding course that was part of a MN-DEED Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) grant sponsored by Pine Technical & Community College - Employment and Training Center. She's now employed full-time as a welder at Premier Pontoon, earning a great wage and making a better life for her family.

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Pine Technical & Community College Named to Victory Media's 2017 Military Friendly Schools List

Pine Technical & Community College Named to Victory Media’s 2017 Military Friendly Schools List Staff post from Shawnda Schelinder |

Pine Technical & Community College announced today that it has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs SM, and Military Spouse. First published in 2009, Military Friendly® Schools is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.

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