Training Resources

Local Training Opportunities

  • Check out the training programs and other services offered by Emerge

  • Click here for information about Tree Trust, employment and training opportunities for youth, particularly in landscaping and tree care.
  • M-Powered, Manufacturing Moving Forward Fast Track Career Training sponsored by Hennepin Technical College and HIRED.  Click here for program information.

  • HIRED's Upcoming Job Training Programs

  • International Institute of Minnesota Workforce Development

  • Cullinary SKills Training Program at Catholic Charities Opportunity Center in Minneapolis.  A 10 week class to prepare for food industry jobs. Click here for more information.  Call Laura Skubic at 612.204.8307 to set up an initial interview. 

  •  Adult Options in Education through Hopkins Community Ed -  Click here for information or call 952.988.5343

  • Short-Term training programs offered through Takoda Institute located in Minneapolis
  • Step Ahead - career planning for people with criminal convictions. Click here for information and programs.
  • Take another look at the training programs offered by Goodwill-Easter Seals.  Information sessions are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 2:00 p.m. at both locations.
  • Click here for training opportunties at PPL (Project for Pride in Living)
  • WorkForce Center workshops - click here to register

College/University Courses and Business Advice

ComPuter SKills

  • Take advantage of free computer classes at Hennepin County library locations - click here to register
  • Try free online computer training website.  Go to to learn computer software programs like Microsoft Office and basic reading, math, etc. Over 1,000 interactive lessons.  Go to Excel Easy for lessons on how to use Microsoft Excel.