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Hennepin Tech kicks off 50th anniversary

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Brooklyn Park, Aug. 24, 2022 – Founded in 1972, Hennepin Technical College (Hennepin Tech) is celebrating 50 years of providing exceptional education opportunities for people entering the skilled trades and high-demand careers.

The 50th anniversary celebration began with official proclamations from the State of Minnesota as well as the cities of Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie. In the state and both cities, September 1st was officially proclaimed as “Hennepin Technical College Day” in recognition of the first month of education on campus 50 years ago.

Ever since the college opened its doors, it has welcomed students from all walks of life to its twin campus locations in Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie.

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued the proclamation on behalf of the state. The document described the college’s significant contribution, including this statement:

“Hennepin Tech’s commitment to its students’ pursuit of career and technical education expands economic opportunity and equity for individuals and communities. This academic year marks the 50th anniversary of Hennepin Tech, an important milestone for this regional asset that has continued to thrive throughout the decades.”

Eden Prairie Mayor Ron Case announced the official day during a city council meeting on August 16.

“Hennepin Tech has been recognized nationally for excellence in providing an affordable, industry-aligned education that prepares students for high-demand, high-wage careers,” said Mayor Case.

Brooklyn Park Mayor Lisa Jacobson read the proclamation during her city council meeting on August 22.

“Hennepin Tech partners with industry and employers to produce an impeccability trained and skilled workforce that strengthens the economic vitality of our communities and state,” said Mayor Jacobson.

Throughout the 2022-2023 academic year, the college will highlight its history and achievements of students, alumni, faculty, staff and partnerships with employers and the community. Hennepin Tech will host a variety of events on both campuses, including:

Legacy Luncheon: An event for retired and former employees
Date/Time: Sept. 20, 2022 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Brooklyn Park campus

Tree Planting: After the Legacy Luncheon, a tree is planted on campus
Date/Time: Sept. 20, 2022 at 1:00 pm
Location: Outside of cafeteria, Brooklyn Park campus

Discover Hennepin Tech: High school students attend an Open House
Date/Time: Oct. 13, 2022 at 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Location: Eden Prairie campus

Spring Celebration: Everyone is welcomed to an Open House with tours, games, and an official recognition ceremony to celebrate the anniversary
Date/Time: April 27, 2023 at 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Location: Brooklyn Park campus

About Hennepin Technical College
Founded in 1972, Hennepin Technical College (Hennepin Tech) is the largest stand-alone technical college in Minnesota. With campuses in Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie, the college offers degree and non-degree courses in over 45 programs. Achieving a high job placement rate, Hennepin Tech prepares students for in-demand and high-paying employment opportunities.

Last updated by mdibba : 2022-08-31 05:11:48