Connecting Construction Professionals, Job Seekers, Contractors, Schools and Unions
Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers
12 week Pre-Job Training Program
Twelve continuous weeks of mostly practical exercises that expose potential apprentice candidates to the basics of the trade. Upon successful completion of the training, an attempt will be made to find placement for the candidates with one signatory employee.
Requirements: Age 17 and up
Cost: Due to a grant from the DOLI we are able to offer this training at no cost.
To Register: Go to www.bactraining.org (choose brick or tile from the “trade” menu, complete the application and submit) OR call the Training Center at 763-404-8345
Start Date: February 27, 2017 Monday – Friday 7:30am – 12:30pm
Download: Pre-Job pdf
Merrick Community Services Winter Session 2017 Construction Training Program!
Merrick Community Services is accepting applications for the Winter Session 2017 Construction Training Program!
The FREE training program provides both construction training as well as Soft Skills:
- OSHA 30 Certificate
- Flagging and Rigging Certificate
- First AID CPR & AED Certificate
- Fork Lift Training Certificate
- Scissor Lift Certificate
- Boom Lift Certificate
20 Enrollment Spaces Available
Classes are March 6 – April 28th, 2017 – New Start Date
M-F, 8:30AM – 3:30PM
Download: Merrick Construction Training
Waste Management CDL Drivers
Now Hiring CDL Drivers
This is not a garbage truck. It’s a job you can make into a career.
$1,000 sign-on Bonus!
- Must be at least 21 years old
- Class A or B CDL with Airbrakes
- 1+ years of previous experience
( 2 years for swing Drivers, non experienced positions only require a valid CDL)
Link to jobs: CDL Driver
NDC Loan Information Session
Loan Information Session
Access financing to start or expand your business
Attend a loan information session to understand criteria and how to make your application competitive. NDC fills a gap in the Twin Cities’ small-business finance market for businesses that are unable to secure loans from traditional banks. Our application process, known as Character Lending, is designed to be inclusive and equitable by incorporating more than just credit history. Attend a free 1-hour workshop to learn everything you need to know about getting a loan from NDC.
Every Thursday: 12-1pm
1st Tuesday of every month: 12-1pm
2nd Tuesday of every month: 12-1pm
Download: Loan Information Session
Free Tax Preparation
IRS Certified Volunteers will help you get your full refund. Free Childcare is available. Please let us know when you make your appointment if you will need child care or translation services. Income limits apply. See download link below for requirements, income limits, and contact information.
When: Mondays, February 6 to April 10, 2017
Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties Wellstone Conference Room (suite 20)
450 Syndicate Street North
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Eligibility: Households in Ramsey & Washington counties who meet income guidelines Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties is only able to complete 2016 taxes, taxes for the state of Minnesota & Federal taxes, and is not able to complete taxes related to self-employment. If you need assistance with taxes for non-MN taxes, self-employment, or previous years, please contact Prepare & Prosper at 651-262-2150 or visit their website at www.prepareandprosper.org
Learn How to Complete Your Tax Return
When: Mondays, February 6 to April 10, 2017
Where: Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties Wellstone Conference Room (suite 20)
450 Syndicate Street North, Saint Paul, MN 55104
Who: Households in Ramsey & Washington counties
Eligibility: Must meet income guidelines
Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties is only able to complete 2016 taxes, taxes for
the state of Minnesota & Federal taxes, and is not able to complete taxes related to self-employment. If you need
assistance with taxes for non-MN taxes, self-employment, or previous years, please contact Prepare & Prosper at
651-262-2150 or visit their website at www.prepareandprosper.org
Download: Learn how to complete your own taxes
Official Minnesota Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium construction time-lapse
Watch 32 months’ worth of stadium construction in 3 minutes: Vikings Stadium
Is Apprenticeship the Right Choice?
Minnesota’s apprenticeship system offers an opportunity for a person with limited job skills to enter a high-wage industry, gaining experience and salary increases through on-the-job training and classroom instruction. The earn-while-you-learn system enables individuals to move to the top of the wage scale in three to five years.
- Private College: Students pay $133K (The average cost of four-year private college tuition in Minnesota.).
- Public College: Students pay $29K (The average cost of four-year state university tuition in Minnesota.).
- Apprenticeship: Students earn $144K (Average wages earned by an apprentice during four years of on-the-job training.).
Earlier this month the Council approved an updated project scope and nearly $1.5 billion cost estimate for the planned METRO Blue Line Extension LRT project. The scope and budget, which now includes 11 stations, was recommended for approval in November by the Corridor Management Committee. The project, often called Bottineau LRT, will extend the existing Blue Line from Target Field in downtown Minneapolis into the northwest suburbs. The project scope and budget now heads to each of the cities along the line for what’s called municipal consent.
State of Minnesota Veterans Priority of Service
A veteran shall be given priority over a non-veteran for receipt of employment, training, and placement of services in job training programs if the veteran meets the program’s eligibility requirements.
- Veterans Priority of Service, Public Law 107-288 (PDF)
- Veterans Employment Representatives
- Vets and Priority of Service
- Disabled Veterans Program
- Transition Assistance Program
Current or former military members, no matter the era of service, receive priority services in all Workforce Centers (WFCs) across the state. WFC staff provide the fastest, most-effective service possible – in person or online.