Moraine Park honored with LERN award

by jbrezinsky19. December 2012 10:07


     Moraine Park Technical College’s STRAT program has been honored for excellence in programming by the Learning Resources Network (LERN), an international association in lifelong learning. The STRAT program, created by Moraine Park’s Economic and Workforce Development department, is a strategic partner in the growth of the business region.
     LERN’s primary criterion in selecting exemplary programs like STRAT was the quality of being at the leading edge of the field of lifelong learning.  In addition, the following criteria are considered: Originality, innovation, appropriateness and adaptability as a model for other programs, replicability, and measurable outcomes.  Julie Coates, vice president of Information Services for LERN, said that this year’s award nominees were among the highest quality ever submitted.  Moraine Park’s STRAT program was selected from a field of more than 100 entries from 4 countries. 
     For more information on STRAT, visit For more information on LERN, visit