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Minco and Anoka-Ramsey Community College Receive $399,998 MJSP Grant – Funds Employee Training and Professional Development Programs

Posted by Media Relations on Tuesday, October 25th, 2005 - Comments »

Minneapolis, MN, October 25, 2005 — Minco, ( a designer and manufacturer of critical components for critical applications, and Anoka-Ramsey Community College (ARCC) today announced the award of a $399,998 Minnesota Job Skills Partnership (MJSP) grant that will spur the development of training programs for Minco employees and the surrounding community over the next three years, and beyond.“This grant will provide training and professional growth opportunities for Minco employees at every level”, said Jane Stoner, Minco Administrative Services Department Manager. “And Anoka-Ramsey Community College will offer these programs to other businesses in the community, so this is really a win for Minco, the college, and the surrounding communities”.Customized training will be available in Lean Enterprise principals; process operator certifications; manufacturing environment and safety; total productive maintenance; supervisory training; new and emerging regulatory standards; executive leadership training; and more.ARCC will offer training to more than 700 employees at Minco’s worldwide headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, and the programs will specifically focus on enhancing Minco’s position as a “customer-centric” organization. Minco will also be matching the grant dollars by providing training facilities, materials, and employee training time.Minnesota Job Skills Partnership offers technical, financial and job training assistance to thousands of businesses, communities, educational institutions and workers. The Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Board brings businesses with specific education needs together with educational institutions to design customized training programs.“Minco is proud to be supporting Governor Pawlenty’s ‘Drive to Excellence’ plan, which aims to provide faster, more reliable and cost-effective services to Minnesota’s businesses,” said Stoner.About MincoMinco designs, manufactures and markets critical components for critical applications. The company is unsurpassed in its ability to integrate and assemble flexible Thermofoil™ Heaters, Flex Circuits, Sensors and Instruments into a single component for greater efficiency. Minco helps companies minimize the risk of product failure by providing highly reliable components and expert design services. http://www.minco.comAbout Anoka-Ramsey Community CollegeAnoka-Ramsey Community College, with campuses in Coon Rapids and Cambridge, has been a leading provider of higher education and training in the north suburban area of Minneapolis/St. Paul and East Central Minnesota since 1965. Annually, the college serves more than 9,000 learners of all ages as they pursue associate degrees that transfer as the first two years of a bachelor’s degree, or certificate programs that lead immediately to rewarding careers. In 2004, more than 7,300 registrants participated in ARCC Continuing Education and Customized Training Courses. ARCC is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

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