Assistance with Workforce Development

Finding skilled workers is one of the primary challenges for businesses today. That’s why economic developers work closely with local partners to help build and maintain a strong local workforce. The EDA helps companies with recruitment as well as developing tailored training opportunities for in-demand jobs.

The Youth Skills Training Program is an ongoing partnership between ISD 728 and area employers to help prepare the next generation of trades workers. It offers students a chance to explore manufacturing careers and participate in valuable work-based learning.

Anoka Technical College has a unique partnership with area companies to offer specific curriculum and training. The mutually beneficial partnership helps ensure businesses have the skilled workforce they need and helps match workers with gainful employment.

Additionally, features a comprehensive guide to help people with prior convictions navigate the path to higher education. The guide includes information about various grants and scholarships, advocacy programs and resources for ex-offenders, and other vital information to help them earn a degree.