higher education

Itasca Community College's Provost Bart Johnson and Enrollment Services Director Bill Marshall joined Heidi and John to talk about planning and preparing for students at ICC in a few weeks. 

Brandy Lindquist is an english instructor at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. She joined John and Heidi on the Thursday Morning Show.  Brandy is the advisor of the Bent Pine, a journal of art and writing by CLC’s students, faculty, and staff.  The 2020 spring journal is the first to be published since 1971.

John and Heidi also talk with Brandy about how teaching this last part of the  year on-line through Zoom has been challenging for both her and the students at CLC.

Educators have a lot of planning and stress on them during this pandemic of COVID-19. 

Bart Johnson is provost at Itasca Community College.  He told us about the plans and work going into planning for a future that is unknown.  We also heard about how his family and farm are faring right now. 

Chancellor Devinder Malhotra

In Minnesota we have a serious shortage of people with skills to work in certain areas of our economy.  The shortage of workers is most critical in advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services, information technology, early childhood education, and transportation.

In 2017, the MN legislature put up a million dollars for a pilot program that offered workforce development scholarships of 25 hundred dollars to attract students into these careers.