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CLC named “Great College to Work For”

Central Lakes College has attained elite Honor Roll status as a 2019 Great College to Work For, according to a new survey by The Great Colleges to Work For program. CLC is the only institution in Minnesota this year to receive the honor. The results are based on a survey …

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Congratulations to CLC’s Spring 2019 graduates

Congratulations to each of our graduates! These students have completed degree, diploma or certificate programs. The list includes all but those students with data privacy requested. Central Lakes College is a comprehensive community and technical college in the Minnesota State 
Colleges and Universities System. The college serves about 5,400 students annually in liberal …

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Community Connection: Connecting with alumni

Calling all Central Lakes College alumni! We want to hear from you. Whether you attended a class or graduated from Brainerd Junior College, Staples Technical College, Brainerd Technical College, Brainerd Junior College, or CLC, you are part of our CLC alumni family. So let’s connect. The Alumni Association encourages anyone …

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CLC Foundation announces fall scholarship recipients

The Central Lakes College Foundation recently announced scholarship recipients for fall 2018. More than 350 scholarships were awarded, totaling over $185,000. A similar amount will be awarded for spring semester. “We are so fortunate to live in a giving community that prioritizes scholarships for our students,” said Jana Shogren, Director …

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CLC Connection: Helping to advance Minnesota’s workforce

By Dr. Hara Charlier, President, Central Lakes College Minimizing barriers to a higher education is important to all of us at Central Lakes College. This is also critical in our commitment to provide the highly educated workforce that our local economy demands. To this end, we are excited about a …

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CLC receives $10,000 OER grant

Central Lakes College was recently awarded a $10,000 Innovation Grant from Minnesota State to sustain its Open Education Resources (OER) work through the next academic year. OER is a term that describes openly licensed online text, media and other digital assets used in education. OER is used in place of …

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CLC welding helps grant a wish for Minnesota child

Little Ada wanted a place where she could “play on not be sick anymore.” She wanted it to be pink and purple, and visible from her bedroom in Cambridge, MN. Ada was born with a complex congenital heart defect. Before the age of 5, she already had two open-heart surgeries. …

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Welding students’ work featured on new Staples hotel

A new hotel in Staples can be seen from afar, thanks to a massive sign crafted by Central Lakes College Welding students. The metal lettering, standing a total of 27-feet by 14-feet, can be found on Timber Lake Hotel. CLC partnered with HyTech Construction to make the sign. CLC Welding …

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CLC Law Enforcement Skills cadets graduate

Twenty-two students graduated from Central Lakes College’s Law Enforcement Skills program on Friday. These men and women have completed two years of general education and Criminal Justice studies, and now have been through an intense eight-week law enforcement training program. In the Skills training program, they received extensive training in communication …

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