Minnesota Business Venture (MBV), powered by BestPrep, is a week-long summer camp for high school students interested in enhancing communication skills and finding career direction.  BestPrep offers seven educational programs across Minnesota utilizing business volunteers who invest time into students and teachers.  At MBV, 9th-12th grade students attend sessions led by industry experts and motivational speakers, participate in hands-on activties, and live on a college campus.  Students can attend MBV at St. Cloud State University (July 8-13, 2018) or St. John's University (July 22-27, 2018).  MBV gives students a taste of new skills, careers, and opportunities before they graduate in order to prepare them for whatever their future holds.  The cost of the program:  Students pay $150 for the week which includes room and board ($200 after April 15, 2018).  Applications are accepted on a "first come/first serve" basis.  Financial aid is available.  More information for educators and students is available at by clicking on the "Programs" link.

Will you be a new SCTCC student in Fall 2018?  Ease the transition with Summer Institute!
TRIO Summer Institute is designed for students who will be new to SCTCC in Fall 2018.  Students need to complete an application to reserve a spot and the application is available on their website at  Summer Institute offers students an opportunity to get to know the SCTCC campus, meet other students, develop study skills, and articulate their college goals.  Students also work on building math & reading skills and have the option to retake the Accuplacer at the end of the program.  Summer Institute runs Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 26-July 17, from 10:00 AM through 1:00 PM on the SCTCC campus, with lunch provided each session.  You MUST ATTEND all sessions.  Space is limited for this FREE program so apply early.  Interested?  Visit or contact Jayne Balicky, TRIO Advisor, at 320-308-0977.