DATE:� ��������� March 12, 2001


TO:���������������� Board of Regents


FROM:���������� Rick Gray, Interim Dean/CEO

����������������������� Helena College of Technology


RE:���������������� Campus Report for the March 22-23, 2001 Board of Regents� Meeting



�        Mr. Cleo Sutton, Construction Technology Instructor, traveled with a group of UM-Western faculty to South Africa to teach Vocational Education instructors in technical education.� The South African teachers will be coming to the United States this summer to learn more about technical education in the United States.


�        The annualized FTE for HCT came in at 721for FY2001, which is a 2.4% increase above FY2000.


�        College personnel have met twice with ASARCO employees since the announcement of the pending layoff later this spring.� Many of the employees are serious about starting degree programs at HCT this fall.


�        The Metals Technology students toured and interviewed with Semitool in Kalispell on March 1.� Two were hired as Machinists starting at $30,000.�


�        Summit Design and Manufacturing hired several welding students to construct scaffolding for the manufacturing of the Extended C130 military cargo aircraft.� Six students traveled to Atlanta to finish the assembly of the scaffolding onsite at the Boeing plant.


�        Several HCT faculty took time over their Christmas break to talk to high school students about HCT and opportunities in two-year technical education.� They met with classes in approximately 60 high schools.


�        The Legislative Long Range Building Plan Committee allocated $365,000 for the planning and design for the construction of a new classroom facility.