Empowering college students to become technology leaders.

The Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence helps students like you prepare for a career in IT through exploration, preparation, connection and experience building!

Real world, hands-on, resume building experience!


The Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence offers a wide range of hands-on training and career readiness opportunities to help college students be successful in future technical careers.
Take advantage of resume building and growth opportunities in high demand, high paying fields like Cybersecurity and Data Science; or learn soft skills, participate in internships, and much more.

Explore – find excellent career information, websites, scholarships, and professional associations to join!
Prepare – for your career, find out which soft skills employers want, and watch Career Readiness videos.
Connect – join a group, discuss innovative ideas, connect with employers, and apply for FUSION residencies and internships.
Experience – camps, competitions, workshops, events, and professional development trainings.

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IT Connect Community

IT Connect: Community is a collaboration platform specifically designed to help the Tech community of Minnesota continuously connect, collaborate, present challenges, and share solutions.
IT Connect: Community has events, surveys, polls, file sharing, team projects, special interest groups and more. Build more partnerships, inspire greater innovation, and hire the best IT talent for the future.

IT Connect Community  


Are you ready for your career?

While attending college, make sure you make a plan to prepare for your career!  Employers want students who are ready to contribute to the organization on day one, so you need to be ready!

FUSION Employer-Led Learning


College Student News

Making the most out of the New Academic Year’s Event Calendar

As the Information Technology Center of Excellence we offer a wide range of opportunities to assist MN State I.T. students increase their professional and technical skills.

2019 CSi Boot Camp

Top cybersecurity students from Minnesota State colleges and universities are invited to this intense week-long program to develop advanced and innovative skills in cyber defense, vulnerability analysis and testing, security operations and forensics, and application security.

February 9, 2019 | Minnesota CCDC

February 10th, 2018 --- Student cyber defense and cybersecurity teams compete to thwart a team of security professionals. Put together a team or be a sponsor!

CLC Students Present SOS app for Veterans at White House

Central Lakes College students represent Minnesota emerging tech community at the fourth annual Community College Innovation Challenge, sponsored by The National Science Foundation and the American Association of Community Colleges held at the White House.
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