NHED Colleges Reorganize Programs, Launch 'Advanced Minnesota'

By KBJR News 1

December 3, 2012 Updated Dec 3, 2012 at 8:15 PM CDT

Hibbing, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The five colleges of the Northeast Higher Education District have reorganized some of their programs to meet the needs of their industry partners.

This month they launched 'Advanced Minnesota', a program in which faculty from each of the five colleges work together to educate students in customized training and continuing education programs.

Through Advanced Minnesota, educators will be able to draw from the expertise of faculty and staff at all of their five colleges.

The programs' director says this will help the colleges reduce duplicate programs while greatly advancing the education of their students.

"We really have a tremendous pool of human capital to be able to draw from to provide the training that our business and industry partners need," said Interm Executive Director, Trent Janezich.

Plans for the reorganization started last summer.