About Inver Hills
Location: College Center
Centers of Excellence
Access and Opportunity Center of Excellence
As a part of a 1.2 million MnSCU Access and Opportunity grant, Inver Hills is continuing to increase college awareness and readiness for junior high and senior high students in the East Metro area. Access and Opportunity personnel have consulted frequently with K-12 personnel (guidance counselors and instructors) to receive input into program offerings, and support service needs and design for high school students, recent high school graduates, and first-year college students. An intensive "in-reach" effort is underway with ten schools that provides college-credit courses for 11th graders and new graduates through programs directed at underrepresented populations that are less likely to go to college including low-income, first-generation, and students of color. For more information, visit the Access and Opportunity Center of Excellence website.
Inver Hills is part of HealthForce Minnesota, a collaborative partnership of education, industry, and community, that was created to:
- increase the number and expand the diversity of healthcare workers
- to integrate health science education practice and research
- to build capacity for education and industry to collaborate to enhance patient care
HealthForce Minnesota is dedicated to collaborating with its healthcare and educational partners to meet current and future needs for educated and trained staff for the healthcare workplace. A number of MnSCU institutions participate in this partnership including Winona State University (lead institution).
Strategic Information Technology and Security Center of Excellence
The rapidly evolving capability of information and communication technology requires an equally rapid evolution of knowledge and skills. The Center for Strategic Information Technology and Security collaborates with businesses and other organizations to create and deliver information technology expertise for business success and offers resources for student networking, internships and career enhancement. Institutional partners include Metropolitan State University (lead institution), Inver Hills Community College and Minneapolis Community and Technical College.