An Advanced History
A new era of customized training, continuing education and university partnerships

The Northeast Higher Education District (NHED) is responding to the needs of its regional businesses and industries by becoming more efficient in delivery of its services.  The perfect example of this is its new strategic enterprise, Advanced Minnesota: Five colleges. One training solution.

Advanced now integrates five existing custom training and continuing education programs at Hibbing Community College, Mesabi Range Community and Technical College, Itasca Community College, Rainy River Community and Technical College, Vermilion Community College, and a district-wide initiative known as Arrowhead University upper division programming partnerships, into a region-wide, interdependent operation that retains direct client access and program delivery on the NHED college campuses and removes duplication of resources, and often times competition.This interdependent approach assertively addresses NHED‘s need to:

  • Meet the increasing demand by regional business and industry for qualified workers
  • Provide a single point of contact for all clients seeking customized training and continuing education programming
  • Implement an aggressive strategy, driving marketing and business development which in turn will facilitate the identification and exploitation of new opportunities
  • Align resources required for effective program delivery and development of new clients
  • Generate the essential internal data at the level of granularity required to assess performance effectiveness and efficiency, make informed decisions, and communicate this internally and externally
  • Be the one portal for customized training, continuing education, and university partnerships