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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.

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.

Pre-Engineering Classes – “Project Lead the Way”
ISD 191 offers engineering-based classes in grades 7 through 12 following the “Project Lead the Way” curriculum. Students can earn engineering credits and the course work is accredited by the University of Minnesota.
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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