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. Please contact your Veterans Employment Representative
Opportunity + Training Program
Interested in a career in the civil engineering and construction industry? Opportunity+ is a pathway to rewarding careers in surveying and construction materials testing.
Through this program, participants are offered the training, skill building, and networking skills needed to kick-start a career as a survey crew member or construction materials technician in the civil engineering industry. Full-time positions start between $15-$18/hour and go up from there!
Attend an Info Session below or apply online.
• Wednesday, November 18, 9 – 10 a.m.
• Monday, November 23, 3 – 4 p.m.
• Wednesday, December 2, 7 – 8 p.m.
• Tuesday, December 15, 12 – 1 p.m.
Classes: January 4 – April 19, 2021. Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday evenings from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. & one Saturday per month
Where: WSB University 701 Xenia Avenue S, Suite 200 Minneapolis, MN 55416
To register: wsbeng.com/opportunity
Neighborhood Development Center (NDC)’s live, online Construction Trades Section 3 training program will help you:
- Develop a business plan
- Determine your market within a very large industry
- Develop marketing strategies
- Learn where to find projects and how to submit bids
- Learn about Section 3 and the CERT program
- Apply for and secure business financing and working capital loans
- Learn to understand and manage your cash flow needs
This 12-week course PLUS 10 hours of one-on-one coaching with your Trainer is FREE for a limited time ($650 value).
Class Dates: Wednesdays, December 2, 2020 – March 3, 2021
Class Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Online through Zoom
Equipment Operator Training
Certification-based classroom and hands-on training provided in:
- Flagging safety
- OSHA-10 safety
- Bobcat skid steer loader
- Tool cat utility vehicle
- Compact excavator operation
When: Nov 2 – 17, 2020
For questions or to register: 612-341-3358, ext. 136 or email@example.com
Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest’s 5-Week Worker Readiness Course
Offering free training in five disciplines
- Commercial Painter
- Coatings Application Specialist
- Drywall Finisher
SIGN UP TODAY AT: www.ftium.edu/worker-readiness/
The Minneapolis Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry are taking applications for apprenticeship in the Electrical Construction program on a Year-Round-Basis for a five (5) year apprenticeship program.
Applications are accepted Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Apply Online: Apprenticeship
Carpenter – 5 Week Industry Training
APEX Information Overview
APEX participants spend five weeks experiencing an introduction to major areas of our field. This introduction includes discussing jobsite readiness and expectations, working hands on with common hand and power tools, material identification, layout and construction techniques, including introduction to aerial lifts.
Introduction to Trades:
- Interior Systems
- Wood Framing
- Intro to Concrete & Interior Finish
- OSHA 10 & First Aid/CPR
- Hand & Power Tool Orientation
Please Note: Graduating participants receive full set of tool bags with essential hand tools, 25′ tape measure, 2′ level and a framing square.
If you are interested, please contact:
Chelsea at 651-289-5054 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Download: Information Flyer
MN Trades Academy
The MN Trades Academy aspires to provide educational and hands-on experiences for current high school youth to earn while they learn about construction as a career choice. Space is limited. Eligible students from Minneapolis, St. Paul and Ramsey County may apply by texting “MTA” to 651.350.0910 and completing an online MTA application (sent by text). Please see attached PDF for more information and application deadlines.
Download: MTA Flyer
High-Wage: High-Demand careers
Are you interested in High-Wage, High-Demand careers? Consider a career in the construction trades. Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota is looking for women interested in 12 weeks of hands-on training in Construction that includes job placement assistance:
- Six weeks of classroom and shop training
- Six weeks paid training on construction sites
- Instruction in construction concepts, green building
- practices, tool use, blueprints, math and measuring
- Insulation, drywall, siding, roofing and deconstruction
- OSHA 10 Completion Card
- Lead Abatement Worker Certification
- Earn 36 continuing education units
- Union and construction industry speakers/tours
- Assistance with job placement and follow-up services including help with resumes, applications, interviewing,
job search, retention and promotions
- Support to achieve long-term career goals: Twin Cities
companies hire Goodwill-Easter Seals graduates!
- Hours: Mon – Fri 8:00am – 1:30pm
Where: Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota
Construction/Automotive Training Facility
635 Prior Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55104
For more information call 651-379-5837
Goodwill-Easter Seals also offers training in Automotive Services, Banking and Finance, Computer Literacy, Contact Center and Medical Office. Call 651-379-5837 for more information.
Free Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)Training
HAP is now offering a short-term (90 hours) training program in Class-B Commercial Driver’s License. Receive permit and behind the wheel training.
People can attend the information session which is hosted every Tuesday from 2pm-4pm at 1075 Arcade St. St. Paul, MN 55106 and Friday from 9:30am-11:30am at 394 University Ave W. St. Paul, MN 55103. They can attend to one information session and it is a walk-in without any appointment.
Website: Free CDL Training
To learn more, please contact:
Custom Job Training Case Manager
1075 Arcade St.
Saint Paul, MN 55106
AmeriCorps is a national service program that addresses challenges in our communities through the dedicated service of its members. Members join to give back to their communities while gaining a foundation of marketable skills for natural resource careers. http://www.conservationcorps.org/americorps-opportunities/
AmeriCorps opportunities for young adults, ages 18-25, include non-residential Field Crews in northern, central and southern Minnesota and central Iowa, which engage young adults in year-round natural resource and emergency response work. Conservation Apprentices serve in Soil and Water Conservation Districts throughout Minnesota where they learn hands-on skills in resource management. Home Energy Squads install energy-saving measures in homes, such as weather-stripping and programmable thermostats. Individual placements serve in nonprofit and government agencies focused on energy, natural resource management and community outreach. Youth Outdoors Leaders and Summer Youth Corps Leaders serve programs that engage teens, ages 15 to 18, in outdoor service-learning: Youth Outdoors and Summer Youth Corps.
Hubbs Center Occupational Preparation Classes (Saint Paul)
Carpentry Preparation: Hands on preparation to enter Pre-Apprenticeship program with building trades. Learn skills in construction safety, OSHA 10 Certification. Develop carpentry skil
ls in wood framing interior and exterior finish, hand and power tool use, carpentry math and reading skills. In addition, receive First Aid/CPR training.
- Hubbs Center FastTRAC Training Programs – Minnesota FastTRAC (Training, Resources, and Credentialing) seeks to make Minnesota more competitive by meeting the common skills needs of businesses and individuals. FastTRAC’s innovative approach helps educationally underprepared adults succeed in well-paying careers by integrating basic skills education and career-specific training in fields where new skills are in high demand. By focusing on high-demand fields, FastTRAC meets the needs of business while ensuring that students find well-paying jobs with room for advancement.
Download: Hubbs Center Occupational Prep Classes
YWCA ST. PAUL
CDL TRAINING PROGRAM
The CDL Training Program puts people on the road to success by helping them to earn a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). After successfully completing training, participants are qualified for good-paying jobs in construction, highway maintenance, transit and other in-demand industries.
Classes meet Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at YWCA St. Paul, with license instruction and experiential training at a local trucking school. New sessions begin monthly on a rolling basis, and there is no cost to participants. For more information, including frequently asked questions and eligibility requirements, please visit https://www.ywcaofstpaul.org/youcan.
Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.
Pathways to a Better Life (… a program for Ex-Offenders)
We know you’ve got challenges ahead of you. Let us walk alongside you as you meet each of these challenges on your way to achieving a brand new way of living. Turn this sheet over to see all the ways we can help you, and how you can get started on this exciting path. Download: Pathways to a Better Life Flyer
Schools Offering Construction Education & Training
Below is a short list of construction programs through our State universities and private colleges. To research a full list of this schools, go to Careerwise Education and search specific programs.
- Century College 3300 Century Avenue North White Bear Lake, Minnesota 55110 651.779.3300, 800.228.1978
- Dunwoody 818 Dunwoody Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (612) 374-5800
- Hennepin Technical College Carpentry Programs at Eden Prairie and Brooklyn Park campuses.
- HIRED and American Workshop have partnered to offer the Green Construction Trades Course.
- H.H. Humphrey Job Corps Centers 1480 Snelling Avenue North St. Paul, MN 55108 651-642-1133
- Merrick Community Services Merrick Community Center 715 Edgerton St. St. Paul, MN 55130 (651) 771-9339
- Minneapolis Community and Technical College 1501 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403-1710 (612) 659-6200
- Minneapolis Urban League 2100 Plymouth Ave. North Minneapolis, MN 55411 Phone: (612) 302-3100
- Saint Paul College 235 Marshall Avenue Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102 (651) 846-1600
- Summit OIC Summit Academy OIC 935 Olson Memorial Highway Minneapolis, MN 55405-1359 (612) 377-0150
State of Minnesota Veterans Priority of Service
Urban Boat Builders Apprenticeship