Notes From the Next Forty: Looking Forward
Spring 2010 Inservice, a coming together of DCTC faculty and staff, took place Friday, Jan. 29, in the Dakota Room at the college’s Rosemount, Minn., campus. The agenda included a number of interesting sessions, including Students on the Autism Spectrum: Challenges to Higher Education with presenter Lisa King, M.Ed., the founder and director of Higher Education and Autism Spectrum Disorders, Inc.
Greg Miller, the CEO of Dakota Electric and chair of the DCTC Foundation, opened the event by announcing the Endowment for Employment, which is unfolding in conjunction with the college’s 40th Anniversary, “40 Years in Gear.”
Business and Management Chair Scott Gunderson spoke about the advantages of the college’s Individualized Studies program and later Rosealee Lee and Lisa Bah presented on Your EDGE, a series of free mini-clinics designed to dramatically increase the employability of unemployed and underemployed workers while giving them the tools to more effectively spotlight their individual skill sets.
That afternoon, Tom Matson from the Gallup Organization provided a StrengthsQuest session that built on a session work at the Fall 2009 Inservice.
Flamingos also made their debut at Inservice, stepping up as the theme creatures for Showcase 2010, The Flamingo Fling: What’s Your Thing? Look for more on Showcase in upcoming posts.
Happy 40th Anniversary, everyone! Here’s to building the “Endowment for Employment.”