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ATCC earns national recognition

July 3, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Four Minnesota schools were featured in a compilation of the top 50 community colleges in the nation and Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) is among the ranks. ATCC placed 24th in a rating conducted by TheBestSchools.org. Saint Paul College, Itasca Community College in Grand Rapids and Normandale Community College in Bloomington are the other three Minnesota colleges on the list. Continue Reading

Minnesota Dream Act opens state aid to immigrant students

June 25, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Starting July 1, 2013, Minnesota’s immigrant college students can follow their dreams with fewer roadblocks in their paths. Governor Mark Dayton signed the Minnesota Dream Act into law on May 20, 2013. The Minnesota Dream Act, also referred to as the Prosperity Act, affects student tuition rates and financial aid. Continue Reading

Baby boomer babies not fulfilling American dream

November 13, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

A new four-year machinist apprenticeship program at Alexandria Technical and Community College aims to revive interest in the trade and give current machine operators the opportunity to advance their careers. Continue Reading

Graduation planned at Alexandria Technical and Community College

May 3, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Approximately 700 graduates from Alexandria Technical and Community College (ATCC) will be acknowledged at the 51st annual commencement program on Wednesday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. Continue Reading

A suite life ahead for future Alexandria college students; new housing project starts

October 18, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

Construction of Foundation Hall officially began Thursday morning. Continue Reading

Spurned bonding bill included $4.1 million for Alex Tech project

February 3, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

Republican legislative leaders took little time to reject Democrat Goernor Mark Dayton’s plan to fund public works projects. Continue Reading&

Tech tour reveals secrets to job growth

January 13, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar came to the Alexandria Technical and Community College Wednesday after she found out how successful the college has been in training students. Continue Reading

Letter – Caregivers need specialized skills

December 23, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

Recently, while being in school for child development, we have observed that there is a wide range of skills and tasks needed to accomplish everyday child care activities. Continue Reading

An inside look at manufacturing

October 28, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

The world of manufacturing isn’t what it used to be.
Much of the manufacturing world has changed from manual to automation. Continue Reading

Soldier’s death in Afghanistan impacts Alexandria

October 7, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

A soldier from New London was killed in combat Monday in Afghanistan after his convoy came under fire. Continue Reading