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Polaris Introduces Service Technical Education Program with Central Lakes College and Powersports Dealer Power Lodge


There's a new collaboration in Minnesota that directly relates to economic development and the pandemic and career development.

With the growth of outdoor activities and power sports during the pandemic, MN based company Polaris has been searching for ways to deal with the increased demand on dealerships to maintain vehicles.


Central Lakes College in Brainerd is in partnership with Polaris to create a Service Technician Education Program - a means to bridging the skills gap and fill job opportunities.

Bridget McLennan is the Vice President, Dealer Services of Polaris and she told us more about the new program that has expectation to train 80 student technicians in the near future.

Heidi Holtan has worked at KAXE/KBXE for over 20 years. She currently helms the Morning Show as News and Public Affairs Director. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North. In 2018 Heidi received the “Building Bridges in Media” award from the Islamic Resource Group for her work on KAXE/KBXE hosting conversations about anti-Muslim movements in rural Minnesota.