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In addition to the answer offered above, you could also complete this task by modifying parts of each of the sentences. Any of the following possibilities might also meet your needs:
- Including a number of films as part of its curriculum, the training program was designed in Minnesota.
- Designed in Minnesota, the training program makes extensive use of film.
The key to combining sentences with the use of a participial phrase is to identify the noun that both sentences share in common (in this case the training program) and identifying how one of the two sentences can be altered so that it is phrased as a description of that noun.
Particilples and participle phrases are "ing" or past tense verbs that are being used as adjectives. In the second sentence, the word designed could be used as an adjective to describe the program. Your new sentence would be as follows.
Films are part of a training program designed in Minnesota.
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