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A Strong Workforce

The key to success in the 21st century is an educated workforce. Burnsville is served by three independent school districts that are rated in the upper 20% of the state. There are also multiple post-secondary options to provide degree courses and customized training.

Career Pathways
The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District (ISD 191) has established pathways for students interested in careers in
  1. Design, engineering & manufacturing
  2. Heath sciences
  3. Business management & entrepreneurship
  4. Global communications, information systems & arts

STEM Magnet Schools
ISD 191 offers a Junior High School and elementary magnet school based on instruction in science, technology, engineering and math. Students enrolled have won numerous engineering competitions.

South of the River Education Center
A unique partnership of Inver Hills Community College, Metropolitan State University, and Dakota County Technical College to offer credit courses in Burnsville.  The Center is housed in the same facility as the Dakota-Scott Work Force Center.  This is one of the only college and work force center partnerships to exist within a commercial district of a suburban city.  For more information go to www.inverhills.edu/burnsville.

Burnsville Promise
Burnsville Promise invests in youth to prepare them for success in work and community life. The partnership initiative connects schools, employers, organizations, foundations and the City of Burnsville. This collaboration uses education as the lever to advance and maintain a world-class employment base and a vibrant Burnsville community.

High Technology Education and Training
Burnsville has partnerships with multiple institutions that offer customized training and credit courses:

Dakota County Technical College
Inver Hills Community College
Normandale Community College
Concordia University - St. Paul
University of Minnesota
Dunwoody Technical College
University of St. Thomas
St. Mary's University of Minnesota
National American University
Metropolitan State University

For more information contact Skip Nienhaus, Economic Development Coordinator at 952-895-4454, or  

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