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Celebrating innovation in training, student success and community impact at the State Capitol

On Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Anoka Technical College and Anoka-Ramsey Community College are participating in Minnesota State Day at the Capitol.

The event brings together legislators, trustees, presidents, students, faculty and staff to highlight the success of students, the impact Minnesota State schools have on the community and the exceptional curriculum provided to students.

Minnesota State is requesting $169 million from the FY2020 – FY2021 legislative budget. This request is focused on serving current and future students, protecting the system’s commitment to affordability, and building capacity for innovation. It represents a critical investment in the success of students.

Of the total request, $7.3 million would directly support Anoka Tech and Anoka-Ramsey to enhance classrooms and laboratories to reflect industry trends, provide crucial funds to repair aging facilities and increase necessary student support services.

Anoka-Ramsey and Anoka Tech have been meeting the demand for highly-skilled nursing graduates by incorporating training through live actor, high-fidelity simulations.

“I chose Anoka Technical College because of the Practical Nursing program’s reputation for being high quality, and for the size of the school,” said Veronica Wanchena, a recent Practical Nursing program graduate.  “Anoka Tech Practical Nursing graduates are sought after in the metro area because of the reputation for having such good training in skills.”

Each year, Anoka Tech and Anoka-Ramsey generate $371.7 million in economic impact, as well as produce 1,600 graduates, and support and sustain 3,198 jobs.

Learn more about the Minnesota State FY2020 – 2021 legislative request and join Anoka Tech for Minnesota State Day at the Capitol.

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