August 26, 2009
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities State Fair booth highlights information for displaced workersContact: Melinda Voss, (651) 296-9443, email@example.com
Information about short-term training and education programs offered by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities that can lead to new careers for dislocated workers will be featured at the systemís State Fair booth.
Through its 54 campuses, the system's colleges and universities provide most of the training for dislocated workers in Minnesota and can help them move into new careers. Many programs take less than a year to complete and lead to entry-level jobs or higher-level jobs for individuals who add credentials in their fields. Many of these programs are available online.
Fairgoers also will be able to see how Second Life, a popular virtual world, is used for educational purposes. Other booth features include prizes that will be awarded once an hour to fairgoers who spin the "Wheel of Luck" and a blog about activities in the systemís booth, available at www.mnscu.blogspot.com.
State college and university presidents and members of the Board of Trustees, along with college and university representatives, will be on hand to discuss educational opportunities.
The booth is in the Education Building on Cosgrove Street near the fairís main entrance.
Minnesota's 31 state community and technical colleges, and universities serve more than 420,000 students across the state.