Education - Partnerships

Stearns-Benton Employment And Training Council
1542 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303
(320) 202-2100

Work force development includes:

  • Teacher preparation
  • Parent involvement
  • Internship
  • Apprenticeships
  • Credit for work outside class work

Wright Technical Center
1400 Highway 25 North
Buffalo, MN 55313

Vocational Center serving 10 area school districts with a variety of programs including:

  • Horticulture
  • Mechanics
  • Welding
  • Electronics
  • Media
  • Business
  • Machining

Programs are for high school juniors and seniors who may earn high school and college credits. Adult classes are held in the evenings.

Youth Apprenticeship Program
302 Washington St.
Monticello, MN 55362

Intern programs for local High School Juniors and Seniors. Students work for businesses every other day to learn all aspects of the business. Students earn high school credit and a wage.

Work Experience (School-to-Work)
720 Dodge Ave. NW
Elk River, MN 55330

School-to-Work is in the process of expanding into more areas to be able to use the community more. Work experience allows students to be released early from school to go to work where they will earn experience, credit and wages. Independent studies are available at the high school for those interested in an agricultural program and in sales and marketing. Handicapped work experience is also available.

Area Learning Centers

Elk River ALC
251 8th St.
Elk River, MN 55330

St. Cloud ALC
809 N 12th Ave.
St. Cloud, MN 56303

Wright Technical Center ALC
Box 239, 1400 Hwy 25 N
Buffalo, MN 55313

Economic Development Contact:

Sherburne County Govt Center
ATTN: Dan Weber
           Assistant County Admin
13880 Business Center Dr NW
Suite 100
Elk River, MN 55330-4668

Office Location & Hours

Phone: 763-765-3007
Fax: 763-765-3002
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