The new center of excellence in agriculture will be a collaborative effort with Ridgewater College, Central Lakes College and Northland College.
CLC is the lead institution and the center of excellence will be based at the Staples campus. There is potential for new agriculture programs at CLC.
Also, CLC is now a consortium member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Center of Excellence for Transportation. The CLC automotive program will go through the Itasca Project.
This project will involve collaboration and input from high schools and businesses to advance the curriculum to reflect the future needs of the transportation industry.