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Grant Offers New, Rewarding Opportunity

Grant offers new, rewarding opportunity. Staff post from Shawnda Schelinder |

Gerly Hebert has never shied away from hard work. Working at a pineapple plantation in home country of the Philippines, Hebert regularly put in 12-15 hour days. She earned the respect of her managers for her dedication and fortitude, but her weekly salary of $20 simply wasn’t enough to support her family.

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CDL Classes Coming Soon

CDL Classes Coming Soon Staff post from Shawnda Schelinder |

In an effort to provide short-term training in careers that are predicted to grow, Pine Technical & Community College will offer Commercial Driver License (CDL) courses this summer.

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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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