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MPC Kicks Off Two-year Training Initiative
[January 22, 2013]

MPC Kicks Off Two-year Training Initiative

Minneapolis, MN, Jan 22, 2013 ( via COMTEX) -- MPC, a Minneapolis based IT Asset Lifecycle Management (ITLM) company, has partnered with Dakota County Technical College (DCTC) on a two-year training initiative. DCTC will provide technical skills training to 149 MPC employees thanks to a Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Grant in the amount of $216,376.

"As MPC grows their business of refurbishing computers and recycling electronics, we are excited to provide specific technical training to their employees," says Patrick McQuillan, DCTC's Dean of Customized Training and Continuing Education. "DCTC's Customized Training division is well-suited to meet the training needs of workforce and we are pleased to be working with the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership in this training endeavor." Headquartered in Mendota Heights, MPC has been helping businesses with responsible IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) since 1983. In 2011, the company began evolving their business model to focus on full IT Asset Lifecycle Management (ITLM), which includes services like onsite data sanitization, onsite data destruction, technology refurbishing services and IT asset remarketing.

With the grant, DCTC will conduct training in the following areas: -Operator Machine Training -Demanufacturing Techniques -Recycling Techniques -Parts Recovery Techniques -Hazardous Materials Identification and Disposal -Computer Diagnostic Software Training -Computer Hardware Testing -Rebuilding Computers -Refurbishing Computers -Welding -Soldering -Process Improvement Strategies -Mobile Training Technology -Machine Guarding and Safety -Train the Trainer -Online Training Content Creation -Computer Skills -Lean Processes David Kutoff, MPC's President and CEO is looking forward to seeing the positive results the training will bring: "We are very excited about MPC receiving this grant through the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Program. We will not only be improving our team's skills, but will also be able to expand the professional services we provide to our customers. We are grateful for the support of DCTC and their commitment to the quality of business in Dakota County." FOR MORE INFORMATION MPC Marissa Gunderson Marketing Director 651.681.7386 mgunderson(at)mpc-e(dot)com Dakota County Technical College Greta Fennell Communications Coordinator 651-423-8268 Patrick McQuillan Dean of Customized Training and Continuing Education Patrick.mcquillan(at)dctc(dot)edu 651-423-8318 About MPC MPC is an innovative IT Asset Lifecycle Management (ITLM) business setting the standard for secure and certified services that ensure customers maximize the value they receive from technology throughout the entire lifecycle, from acquisition to disposition. Founded in 1983, MPC proudly holds R2, e-Stewards, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and NAID AAA certifications. For more information, visit

About DCTC DCTC's Customized Training staff members are experienced in grant administration. Over the past 20 years, DCTC has received and executed tens of millions of dollars in local, state and federal grants to support workforce development in Minnesota. Since 2000, Dakota County Technical College has partnered with over 60 Minnesota businesses administering more than $12 million in MJSP training grants.

Dakota County Technical College's Customized Training division specializes in offering training and consulting services in the following areas: Business & Management, Computers & Technology, Health Care, Manufacturing & Trades, Transportation & Safety. DCTC guides companies through comprehensive training and development programs that bridge all work types and positions - enabling employers to provide a cross-company/cross-department focus and message, with the flexibility of using multiple formats.

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