Workforce Resources and Services
Connecting Minnesota Stearns & Benton County job seekers and employers, Career Solutions is dedicated to helping the Stearns And Benton community grow by meeting the workforce needs of businesses and job seekers now and in the future.
Career Trek is an Adult Program designed to help participants identify strengths and skills, explore careers and begin setting goals for their employment future.
Central Minnesota Jobs & Training Services
Central Minnesota Jobs & Training Services focuses on providing professional career guidance, quality training and job placement services to jobseekers in central Minnesota.
The Anderson Center promotes individual, organizational and economic growth by providing engaging management and leadership development forums for executives across Greater Minnesota.
Learn more about Anderson Center’s leadership development forums:
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is the state’s principal economic development agency. DEED facilitates an economic environment to produce jobs and improve the quality of the state’s workforce.
The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledges, work activities, and interests associated with occupations. This information can be used to facilitate career exploration, vocational counseling, and a variety of human resources functions, such as developing job orders and position descriptions and aligning training with current workplace needs.
O*NET can help job seekers:
- Find out which jobs fit with their interests, skills, and experience.
- Explore growth career profiles using the latest available labor market data.
- Research what it takes to get their dream job.
- Maximize earning potential and job satisfaction.
- Know what it takes to be successful in their field and in related occupations.
What is CareerONE?
CareerONE provides at risk youth ages 14 – 17 work readiness skills training in a safe, nurturing and learning rich environment. The purpose of the summer program is to give at-risk youth a realistic and positive work readiness training experience and to keep youth from regressing academically during the summer months.
Summer components include: Teamwork, contextual academic enrichment, career exploration, work readiness skills, workplace safety, financial literacy, reflections and journaling, and work projects for community based organizations and agencies. CareerONE has an average completion rate over eight years of 96%.
Financial Literacy Training: Junior Achievement’s Finance Park® was added to CareerONE 2010 with JA Finance Park® certificates awarded to 100 percent of the youth.
Work Readiness Training: CareerONE also features ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT® NCRC®) with youth completing a WorkKeys® pre-assessment and skill advancement curriculum with the KeyTrain® on-line learning modules. Employability skills training with a focus on attendance, punctuality and dress code; team work, safety and cooperation; and work quality and work quantity. Youth@Work Talking Safety learning modules, team building at the SCSU Husky Challenge Course, work culture, work projects for community organizations, career exploration and job search readiness.
Read more about the CareerONE program here.