Thanks to a 1.2 million Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Access and Opportunity grant, Inver Hills continues to increase college awareness and readiness for junior and senior high students in the Twin Cities east metro. The college has received invaluable input from K–12 guidance counselors and instructors regarding program offerings and design as well as support service needs for high school students, recent high school graduates and first-year college students.
An intensive in-reach effort with 10 schools provides college-credit courses for 11th graders and new graduates through programs directed at underrepresented low-income, first-generation and students of color that are less likely to attend college.
Inver Hills is part of HealthForce Minnesota, a collaborative partnership of education, industry and community with the mission to:
HealthForce Minnesota works with a number of healthcare and educational partners to meet current and future needs for trained, educated staff in the healthcare workplace. A number of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities institutions participate in this partnership including Winona State University as the lead.
Advance IT Minnesota's mission is centered on engaging employers, educators and learners to develop a more robust IT workforce in Minnesota in the following ways: