Minnesota Workforce Programs

Minnesota Workforce Programs

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Albert Lea Chamber of Commerce

Career Fair
Audience: High School (9th grade)
Opportunity for local employers to get in front of students in order to expose students to the types of careers they can pursue within their area and after graduation.
Connect: Randy Kehr, 507.373.3938, director@albertlea.org

Internships at Riverland Community College
Audience: College
Opportunity to connect local businesses with qualified students to provide first-hand experience for students and a pipeline for employers.
Connect: Randy Kehr, 507.373.3938, director@albertlea.org

Youth Apprenticeship
Audience:
High School
Opportunity to connect local businesses with qualified students to provide first-hand experience for students and a pipeline for employers.
Connect: Randy Kehr, 507.373.3938, director@albertlea.org

Associated General Contractors of MN

Internships
Audience: College
Contractor apprenticeship programs in partnership with local contractor unions targeted at the post-secondary levels.
Connect: Martha Henrickson , 651.796.2194, mhenrickson@agcmn.org


Bemidji Area Chamber of Commerce

InternBemidji
Audience:
College
InternBemidji is an internship program designed to help connect businesses with local college and university students.   
Connect: www.internbemidji.org

Brainerd Area Chamber of Commerce

Career Academy
Audience:
High School
Offers students insight into career pathways by receiving high school and college credit for the courses taken.
Connect: www.bridgesconnection.org

Workplace Connection
Audience:
High School
A structured program to connect students with businesses with several options including internships, site visits and job fairs.
Connect: www.bridgesconnection.org


Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
Audience:
Middle School
STEM is focused on promoting awareness of careers offered in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math by allowing employers to interact with students through experiential learning.
Connect: Eric Champion, 763.689.2505, eric@cambridge-chamber.com


Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce

School-to-Work
Audience:
High School
Opportunity to connect local businesses with qualified students to provide first-hand experience for students and a pipeline for employers.
Connect: Carrie Johnston,  218.847.9202, carrie@visitdetroitlakes.com


Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce

Area Career Exploration (ACE)
Audience:
High School
Area Career Exploration (ACE) is for high school students to raise career awareness and job opportunities for area students so they are aware of the careers that await them locally upon completion of their education.
Connect: Bob Wallace,  507.235.5547, bob@fairmontchamber.org

Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce

Career Fest
Audience:
High School
Inform students about local career option, as well as high demand jobs and the path required to get those jobs.
Connect: Kymn Anderson,  507.334.4381, kymn@faribaultmn.org

Internship Outreach
Audience:
College
Opportunity to connect local businesses with qualified students to provide first-hand experience for students and a pipeline for employers.
Connect: Kymn Anderson,  507.334.4381, kymn@faribaultmn.org

Job Shadow Connections
Audience:
High School
Offers students the opportunities to job shadow local business employees to gain experience into what a career in a given field would be like on a day-to-day basis.
Connect: Kymn Anderson,  507.334.4381, kymn@faribaultmn.org


Grand Rapids Area

Future Workers
Audience:
High School
Opportunity for local employers to get in front of students in order to expose students to the types of careers they can pursue within their area and after graduation.
Connect: Bud Stone,  218.326.6619, bud@grandmn.com

CEO’s in the Classroom
Audience: High School
Provides local company executives an opportunity to be in front of students to share their business experience and personal journey in a classroom setting.
Connect: Bud Stone,  218.326.6619, bud@grandmn.com

TeenWorks
Audience:
High School
Opportunity for local employers to get in front of students in order to expose students to the types of careers they can pursue within their area and after graduation.
Connect: Bud Stone,  218.326.6619, bud@grandmn.com


Hibbing Area Chamber of Commerce

Engineering Cool
Audience:
Middle School
STEM program called "Engineering Cool" for 6th graders designed around robotics and engineering tech programs in partnership with engineering clubs in MN.
Connect: Lory Fedo,  218.262.3895, lfedo@hibbing.org

CEO’s in the Classroom
Audience:
High School
Provides local company executives an opportunity to be in front of students to share their business experience and personal journey in a classroom setting.
Connect: Lory Fedo,  218.262.3895, lfedo@hibbing.org

Hospitality Minnesota

ProStart
Audience:
High School
ProStart is a two year program for students interested in culinary arts and foodservice management which is offered at the high school level.
Connect: Betty Fisk, 651.778.2400, betty@hospitalitymn.com, www.hospitalitymn.org

Lodging Management Program
Audience:
High School
The lodging management program primary purpose is to provide information and exposure to students interested in the lodging industry with a full curriculum that can be adopted by local schools.
Connect: Betty Fisk, 651.778.2400, betty@hospitalitymn.com; www.hospitalitymn.org


International Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

Career Fair
Audience:
Middle School
Opportunity for local employers to get in front of students in order to expose students to the types of careers they can pursue within their area and after graduation.
Connect: Faye Whitbeck,  218.283.9400, faye@intlfalls.org


Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce

Career Jamboree
Audience:
High School
Opportunity for local employers to get in front of students in order to expose students to the types of careers they can pursue within their area and after graduation.
Connect: Todd Bornhauser, 952.469.2020, todd@lakevillechambercvb.org

Litchfield Chamber of Commerce

Career Fair
Audience:
High School
Opportunity for local employers to get in front of students in order to expose students to the types of careers they can pursue within their area and after graduation.
Connect: Dee Schutte,  320.693.8184, dee@litch.com

Mankato (Greater Mankato Growth)

SciTechsperience
Audience:
College
Internship program that matches students in areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and math with local businesses.
Connect: www.mhta.org

Greater-Mankato Internship Experience
Audience:
College
Internship partnership with 7 local colleges and universities to connect businesses and students for valuable work opportunities.
Connect: www.greatermankato.com

Marshall Chamber of Commerce

Internships
Audience:
College
Opportunity to connect local businesses with qualified students to provide first-hand experience for students and a pipeline for employers.
Connect: Cal Brink,  507.532.4484, calb@marshall-mn.org

Internships
Audience:
Alternative High School
Opportunity to connect local businesses with qualified students at alternative schools to give two-year training for tech careers. 
Connect: Cal Brink,  507.532.4484, calb@marshall-mn.org

Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce

Voyager
Audience:
High School
Program for high school students designed to develop successful graduates with the qualifications and experience needed to obtain positions in the local workforce.
Connect: www.minneapolischamber.org

Drive
Audience:
College
Networking and leadership opportunities for individuals under 40  through monthly social events and discussions throughout the year.
Connect: www.minneapolischamber.org

Minnesota Forest Industries

Treezy does it
Audience:
K-12
Free educational resource that provides information about forests and forest products for teachers and students.
Connect: Wayne Brandt,  218.722.5013; www.treezydoesit.com


New Ulm Chamber of Commerce

Career Expo
Audience:
High School
Opportunity for local employers to get in front of students in order to expose students to the types of careers they can pursue within their area and after graduation.
Connect: Audra Shaneman, 507.233.4300, ashaneman@newulmtel.net


Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce

Internships (Tech focus)
Audience
: Riverland Community College
Opportunity to connect local businesses with qualified students at Riverland Community College in areas of welding, machinery and other similar jobs. Also starting a program with local high school to facilitate internships, mentorships and site tours for students
Connect: Brad Meier,  507.451.7970, bmeier@owatonna.org

Internships
Audience:
High School
Opportunity to connect local businesses with qualified students to provide first-hand experience for students and a pipeline for employers.
Connect: Brad Meier,  507.451.7970, bmeier@owatonna.org


Park Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce

Internships
Employers work with students at the high school level as well as some exposure to Bemidji State University. Specifically, students and employers have an opportunity to be involved in a robotics program along with some precision manufacturing workforce exposure.
Connect: Katherine Magozzi, 218.732.4111, katie@parkrapids.com

Printing Industry Midwest

Make an Impression
Audience:
High School
The program provides internship opportunities for students as well as scholarships and information for students continuing their post-secondary education in the industry.
Connect: Kris Davis Director of Education, 651.789.5508,  kristinp@pimn.orgwww.makeanimpression.info


Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce

STEM Summit
Audience:
Middle School
STEM is focused on promoting awareness of careers offered in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math by allowing employers to interact with students through experiential learning.
Connect: rochestermnchamber.com/pages/STEM

Learn. Do. Earn
Audience:
Middle & High School
Business-driven educational program designed to inform students and provide rationale for working hard and engaging in challenging courses now in order to be prepared for life after high school graduation. 
Connect: rochestermnchamber.com/pages/LearnDoEarn


Shakopee Area Chamber of Commerce

Career Expo
Audience:
High School
Opportunity for local employers to get in front of students in order to expose students to the types of careers they can pursue within their area and after graduation.
Connect: Angela Whitcomb, 952.445.1660, awhitcomb@shakopee.org

Southwest Metro Chamber of Commerce

STEM
Audience:
High School (Chanhassen & Chaska)
STEM is focused on promoting awareness of careers offered in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math by allowing employers to interact with students through experiential learning, including a robotics program for students to compete in.
Connect: Deb McMillan, 952.474.3233, deb@swmetrochamber.com


The Chamber Grand Forks & East Grand Forks

Northeast North Dakota Career Expo
Audience:
High School
Opportunity for local employers to get in front of students in order to expose students to the types of careers they can pursue within their area and after graduation.
Connect: Barry Wilfahrt, 701.772.7271, barry@gochamber.org

TwinWest Chamber of Commerce

STEM
Audience:
Middle School
STEM is focused on promoting awareness of careers offered in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math by allowing employers to interact with students through experiential learning.
Connect: TwinWest Stem

Ethics in the Workplace
Audience:
High School
Provides local company executives an opportunity to be in front of students to share their business experience and personal journey in a classroom setting with an emphasis on ethics.
Connect: TwinWest Ethics in the Workplace


Winona Area Chamber of Commerce

CEO's in the Classroom
Audience:
Middle School
Provides local company executives an opportunity to be in front of students to share their business experience and personal journey in a classroom setting.
Connect: Della Schmidt, 507.452.2272, dschmidt@winonachamber.com

Career Expo
Audience:
High School
Opportunity for local employers to get in front of students in order to expose students to the types of careers they can pursue within their area and after graduation.
Connect: Della Schmidt, 507.452.2272, dschmidt@winonachamber.com

Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce

Junior Achievement
Audience:
Middle School
Junior Achievement is an educational program for K-12 students designed to promote experiential learning to promote job skills and workforce-readiness.
Connect: Darlene Macklin,  507.372.2919, dmackl@frontiernet.net

Career Expo
Audience:
High School
Opportunity for local employers to get in front of students in order to expose students to the types of careers they can pursue within their area and after graduation.
Connect: Darlene Macklin,  507.372.2919, dmackl@frontiernet.net