About

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Courses created by

industry experts

With a practitioners perspective to create job ready professionals

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Internships for

on the job experience

To prepare graduates in current technologies

and secure-by-design development operation practices

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Business, Government & Revitalization

partnerships

To bring economic prosperity and improved cybersecurity

OUR MISSION

To educate students in applied  science, technology, engineering and mathematics and help them build a career based on continual self-improvement and development, preparing them for cutting edge technical careers and applied research.

OUR VISION

To create access to applied science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers so that students from diverse backgrounds can build healthy careers that serve  their community and our world.

Our Leadership Team

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Eric Ong

Cybersecurity Curriculum Creator

Eric is Lead Information Security Architect, Manager Security Architect and Strategy for a Minnesota based Fortune 100 multinational conglomerate.Eric is also an international education consultant and founded the International Education Institute.

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Dr. Venkat Kanchumarthy

Cybersecurity Curriculum Creator

Dr. Venkat is a Cybersecurity Architect with 17 years serving Fortune 100 companies.

He is dedicated to community service and active in nonprofits working on well being and skill development.

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Greg Silker

Strategy and Marketing Director

Greg Silker is a media entrepreneur and start up consultant.  His company Silker Studios influences for good through marketing,, entrepreneurship and entertainment.

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David Kumoro

DevSecOps Curriculum Creator

David is a Software Solution Architect with a Minnesota based Fortune 100 airline.  He has worked with several Fortune 500 companies in various industries such as legal, retail, and finance. 

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Sunil

Ayyappankutty

DevSecOps Curriculum Creator

Sunil is a Senior Solution Architect for a Minnesota based Fortune 100 airline. He is a seasoned solution architect with experience in Identity and Access management, distributed architecture and cloud computing.

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Dr. Rose Chu

Advisory Board

Dr. Rose Chu has served as Assistant Commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Education.

She currently holds the position of Senior Policy Fellow at Minnesota Education Equity Partnership, leading a campaign to elevate the teaching profession.

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Dr. Hafed Boussaida

Advisory Boar

Dr. Boussaida 

 is professor emeritus at Minneapolis College where he developed and founded the Media Arts program.

 He is an expert in curriculum and program development.

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Akira Hasegawa

Advisory Board

Akira helped found the graduate program in informatics at KSG, Kyoto, Japan and is now a professor there. 

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Dan Creed

Faculty

Dan is Professor and Global Studies Chair and International Exchange Director at Normandale Community College.   He and his wife are co-owners of Heritage Montessori School.

Minntech Community Commitment

Our team is committed to all students' success.  We partner with schools, industry and community based organizations to make sure students have the life skills and fundamentals to succeed in life and career.  Each of us has experience in our field of expertise as well as a background in nonprofit and community service and education.  We champion the talents in our community and strive to create access in underserved as well as affluent communities.