Category Archives: Dunwoody in the News

Litchfield Independent Review features story on Custom Training

The Jan. 28 edition of the Litchfield Independent Review ran a story about Dunwoody Custom Training training four Litchfield area manufacturers to be able to do their own repairs of their equipment, especially PLC units (Programmable Logic Controller). The course was put together in collaboration with the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce.

Barb Obershaw, the Dunwoody Custom Training account executive who help put together the class, explained: “This is not our typical approach. Typically, you go in and work with one company. We decided that because they were all Chamber members, this would help spread the cost of the training over four bisnesses and make it much more cost effective for them. We’re proud of this model, and this is a model we intend to use in other communities, as well.”

The companies anticipate that the PLC training will save them quite a bit of money since previously they had to pay for technicians to fly in from out-of-state to do many of their repairs.

The Litchfield Independent Review article is not available online. It was featured on Page 1A of the Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 edition and continued in to the Business section on page 7A. More on custom training offerings is availalbe on the Dunwoody Custom Training website.

Star Tribune column features Dunwoody alumnus, deployed serviceman Kofi Law

Gail Rosenblum’s Star Tribune column today featured Kofi Law, who graduated from Dunwoody’s Automotive program. The column focused on his journey from citizen of Togo to Minnesota resident (and Dunwoody student) to American citizen and U.S. serviceman. It also featured comments from Student Services Advisor Molly Malone.

Rosenblum writes:

Law, 28, had dreamed of becoming a U.S. citizen since he was a boy. He moved to Minneapolis in January 2003 from Togo (where the average daily temperature is 80 degrees), taught himself English, graduated from Dunwoody College of Technology and gathered the required paperwork to become a new American.

A few days after a joyful citizenship celebration at Bethel University in Arden Hills in August, Law headed to Fort McCoy in Wisconsin for premobilization training.

Later she reports on a conversation she had with Molly:

Molly Malone Docken, student services adviser at Dunwoody, calls him “the nicest guy in the whole world,” and a model student to boot. “He would come early and stay late,” she said. “Whenever he had questions, he would ask. When he got nervous, he’d seek tutoring. Deadlines looming? He never missed one. Then he would follow up. We would love to clone him.”

For more, click here to read the full column on the Star Tribune website.

ASRO (packaging and robotics) students compete at PACK EXPO

Dunwoody ASRO (packaging and robotics) students are competing at PACK EXPO this week in Las Vegas. And they’re in excellent company — they’re competing against students from: Cal Poly, Rutgers, Clemson, Purdue, and the University of Florida.

www.pmmi.org
The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) is a trade association whose more than 500 general members manufacture packaging and packaging-related converting machinery in the United States and Canada. …

Lights on for Safety

Dunwoody is the Minneapolis location for Lights on For Safety tomorrow — bring a non-perishable food item or cash donation and receive free replacements on exterior lights on your car or truck. Click on the link for details.

www.aaspmn.org
On Saturday, October 3, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN), in cooperation with the Minnesota State Patrol, will hold its fifteenth annual Lights …

Hoop it Up – Minneapolis, MN- August 8-9, 2009

Looking for something to do this weekend? Hoop It Up’s Minneapolis tournament is in the Dunwoody parking lot. Drop by and watch some local ballers, well, hoop it up.

www.hoopitup.com
The Hoop it Up Tour is an exciting, energetic, and family oriented basketball tournament designed to allow ANYONE who wants to play or watch basketball to participate!

Trade schools boom with enrollees twice the age of typical student

President Rich Wagner is quoted in this USA Today story on higher numbers of students enrolling in technical/trade schools, including more non-traditional students.

www.usatoday.com
As economic struggles and unemployment plague much of the nation, vocational schools across the USA are seeing significant spikes in enrollment.