Hennepin Technical College

Hennepin Technical College

  • Check out HTC’s homepage for the link to another great story about Hennepin Technical College and Senator Franken’s visit this past Tuesday.   http://www.twelve.tv/news/newsitem.aspx?newsid=318&newsitemid=18136
  • New Workman Utility Vehicle – HTC has received a new Workman utility vehicle from The Toro Company that will be used by students in the college’s landscape and horticulture program.  http://www.hennepintech.edu/news/pages/744
  • Donation of Plywood valued at $84,000 from Goebel Fixture Company –  HTC has received a donation of plywood valued at $84,000 from Goebel Fixture Company.  The donation from the Hutchinson, Minnesota based company will be used by students in HTC’s cabinetmaking program at the Brooklyn Park campus.


“Our students concentrate on hands-on training, so Goebel’s donation will provide them with the materials they need for normal exercises or for making special items,” said HTC Cabinetmaking Instructor Keith Hanstad, who has taught at the college for over 20 years. He noted that this is the largest donation of materials the cabinetmaking program has received. Goebel, which creates store fixtures for a variety of retailers, also recently donated $10,000 for the HTC program’s purchase of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machinery.


“We have a lot of industry support,” said Hanstad, “and we’re grateful for what they help us accomplish.” With many workers in the cabinetmaking industry approaching retirement, industry leaders are interested in making sure the next generation of workers will be well trained and able to maintain high quality standards, Hanstad explained. Goebel employs a number of HTC graduates.


For information about HTC’s two-year cabinetmaking program, contact Keith Hanstad at (763)488-2449 or keith.hanstad@hennepintech.edu.


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