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North Saint Paul Workforce Center is Closed
The WorkForce Center located at 2098 11th Avenue East in North Saint Paul is closed.
Please visit the Fairview WorkForce Center in Saint Paul for walk-in and job counseling services.
Program participants may continue to contact Ramsey County Workforce Solutions and Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development representatives at their phone number or e-mail address. Residents can also call 651-266-4750 with general questions.
We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.
Rail Technician training program provides path to Metro Transit career
Job seekers interested in pursuing a career as a Metro Transit light rail technician are invited to apply for a spot in a training program that will get underway later this year. The program combines one-on-one coaching, customized training, a Metro Transit internship and financial support toward earning an associate’s degree. No prior technician experience is necessary.
Studies and internships are scheduled to begin in fall 2017 and to continue through mid-2019. As interns, participants will earn $15.50 an hour. Starting pay for Rail Technicians is $25.32 an hour, plus benefits.
Metro Transit is partnering with Twin Cities R!SE to solicit and screen applicants and to provide signature Personal Empowerment training that will help narrow the field of participants. Applications will be accepted through Saturday, Oct. 29. An open house is also planned for October.
Information on applying can be found at metrotransit.org. Questions about the application and enrollment process can be directed to Twin Cities R!SE at 612.338.0295 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested applicants can also visit any Twin Cities R!SE location.
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.