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.
In addition, 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.
At Anoka Technical College, we offer skills-based training in fields that meet the demands of the economy and employers.
You can choose from 35+ Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees, diplomas and certificates to help fast track your way into a solid career.
Anoka Tech faculty members have years of industry experience and countless connections to ensure that you have the knowledge and skills you need to enter the workforce, achieve your career goals and prepare for a successful future.(http://www.anokatech.edu/en/ProgramsCourses)
Since our beginning in 1984 as Private Industry Council 5, Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services, Inc. (CMJTS) has been passionate about providing quality training and job placement services to our customers in central Minnesota. Throughout our 11-county region, jobseekers; adults, youth, entry-level, career-changers, low-income, and dislocated workers; count on us for professional career guidance based on their individual circumstances, economic self-sufficiency needs, and local labor market demands. Businesses count on us for qualified workers to fill their jobs.(https://www.cmjts.org/)
Minnesota employers and employees face critical questions every day: How to make sure that workers possess the necessary tools for jobs of the future? How to match those skills and find enough workers to meet the needs of businesses who want to stay and grow in Minnesota?
The Minnesota Chamber Foundation’s Center for Workforce Solutions is a first-of-its-kind in Minnesota business-led initiative. Through leadership, collaboration and key partnerships, it offers research and programs to confront the state’s worker shortage and helps the state’s economy change and grow.(https://www.mnchamber.com/grow/center-workforce-solutions)
Our adult employment and training programs provide adults who traditionally face multiple barriers to employment, and who are in need of enhanced educational and supportive services, to be successful in securing long-term family sustaining wages.
Our programs work to eliminate racial disparities and large economic gaps in Minnesota, to increase Minnesotans’ literacy and access to high-growth and high-wage jobs, and to increase the number of women in high-wage, high-demand, nontraditional occupations.(https://mn.gov/deed/programs-services/adult-career-pathways/)