Programs of Study

Although Mid-Minnesota Perkins partnership has had primarily the same programs of study for the past 16 years, the order of significance and workforce need has changed in the past two years. The consortium ranks the order of priority of programs of study and funding based on the workforce needs of the region (Economic region 6E). Several different data sources were used to determine workforce need (DEED, Realtime Talent -SW region, Career Wise, Agri Centric, economic information for Hutchinson area and Willmar area. Unfortunately, the geographic areas do not always match nor do programs of study clearly delineate the career pathway (agribusiness, for example most likely is included in accounting, retail, marketing, etc.) The career pathways include the careers that are considered high pay, high skill and/or in-demand.


Nursing, Medical Assistant, Phlebotomy, Nursing Assistant


Fabricating, Machining, Automation, Welding, Manufacturing processes


Plant and Animal Systems, Veterinary Technology, Natural Resources


Teaching and Training in Early Childhood (daycare, Pre-K, K-3, etc)

Business & Management

Accounting, Bookkeeping, Tax prep, Restaurant, Hospitality, Culinary

Building trades & Transportation

Electrician, Carpentry, Plumbing, Auto Mechanics, Auto Body Repair, Small Engines, etc.