Posted: January 31, 2008
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Minnesota State Colleges and Universities will host a series of public hearings in February on a proposed five-year plan for Minnesota's career and technical education programs, which serve about 180,000 high school students and 280,000 students in college credit and non credit programs.
The proposed state plan addresses how the funds provided to Minnesota under the federal Carl D. Perkins Act of 2006 will advance career and technical education in Minnesota high schools and state colleges. The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is the state agency designated by the U. S. Department of Education to develop and administer the plan.
The hearings will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations:
(updated campus locations Feb. 1, 2008)
Feb. 7, Northwest Technical College, Bemidji - Community Commons
Feb. 13, South Central College, North Mankato - Conf Center C
Feb. 19, Anoka Technical College - Auditorium B
Feb. 21, Lake Superior College, Duluth - F1981
The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees is expected to act on the new plan at its March meeting. Each state must submit its plan to the U.S. Department of Education by April 1.
Minnesota's 31 state community and technical colleges, and universities serve more than 430,000 students across the state.