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Northeast Minnesota Manufacturing CTE Teacher Summit Held April 29

NESC Schools was excited to invited Mark Perma to conduct a presentation for our NESC Regional teachers, administrators, counselors, higher education, and employers. The event took place on April 29, 2024, in Duluth at Lake Superior College. Mark C. Perna is the founder and CEO of TFS Results, a strategic consulting firm leading the national…

Join Our COMPASS Team!

We’re hiring educators to join our COMPASS team.  Check out the available positions on our Careers page.

Groundbreaking Ceremony

NESC held a groundbreaking ceremony on April 23, 2024, to kick off a $4.25M broadband expansion.  The project will be adding 136 route miles in three counties, expanding the NESC’s total network by 11% for a total of 1,366 miles.  The project will focus on extending the network in Kanabec, Pine, and Isanti counties including…

Planting Seeds of Hope at Deer River

Deer River was selected by Hill City to participate in the Planting Seeds of Hope Mental Health Awareness campaign on March 18, 2024. Deer River combined Planting Seeds of Hope with their S.T.E.P. Coalition’s Standing Together Embracing Prevention: Mental Health and Substance Misuse week. Throughout the campaign, Deer River will be sharing mental health and…

It’s Finally Happening!

Big projects have small beginnings. This week, two of our crew members, Rich (pictured) and Andy began building signs for our middle mile optical fiber expansion project scheduled for construction this summer in East Central Minnesota. After five years of development, we are eager to begin. In 2021, the US Economic Development Administration granted the…

Broadband Infrastructure Expansion Project Update!

NESC has been developing, implementing, administering, and maintaining rural regional public broadband infrastructure since 2000.  In 2010, NESC built a middle mile optical fiber network.  NESC’s latest project, federally funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration, in partnership with NESC, will expand the existing network by 11% and will provide access to…

CTE Social Media Launch

We are excited to announce that we are expanding our CTE online presence.  In addition to an informational page on our website, CTE has joined Facebook and Instagram.  Join us in spreading the news about the CTE celebrations happening in our NESC schools.  Links to Facebook and Instagram are located on the CTE page.

CTE (Career and Technical Education) Second Round of Mini-Grants Announced

The second round of CTE grant awards was announced in February 2024.  The grant awards are part of the Minnesota Legislature’s allocation of funds to support career-connected learning and the Minnesota Service Cooperative Rural CTE Collaborative.  Through this second round of grant funding, 27 regional schools were awarded CTE grants for a total of $107,355.95….

CTE Mini-Grants Awarded

As part of the Minnesota Legislature Rural CTE Grant to Minnesota Service Cooperatives supporting Career and Technical Education in Minnesota Schools, the Northeast Service Cooperative announced an initial round of CTE Mini-Grants to School Districts in the NESC eight-county region.   The Mini-Grants were available for up to $5,000. The deadline for submitting our initial round of…

Planting Seeds of Hope

Under direction of Aubrie Hoover, the Behavioral and Mental Health Services division at NESC launched a pilot mental health awareness campaign the last week of October 2023.  The campaign will engage schools, students, and families in a fun way while sharing resources and helping to end the mental health stigma. The campaign will also raise…