PPL Employment Skills Classroom Training

PPL offers job and skills training programs designed to help you improve your employment opportunities. Classroom-based training runs between two to five weeks to prepare you for career opportunities. Classes may provide a monetary stipend to program graduates. You’ll begin your job search in the classroom, with insights on what employers are looking for, and tips on how to write a resume, interview, and meet workplace expectations.

Attend our Learning Center Information Sessions, held at 9 a.m. every Monday at the PPL Learning Center (1925 Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis), to get started.

Train to Work Programs include:

  • Banking  Three-week course focusing on customer service that prepares you for banking positions such as teller, proof clerk and credit assessor. In-class opportunities to learn banking terminology and to interact with managers and recruiters from various local banks; possible opportunity for first interview with local bank upon successful completion.
  • Certified Nursing Assistant  Designed for CNA’s that are currently certified in Minnesota and have experience working in their respective certified field. This five-week class improves your skills, such as computer knowledge and understanding medical terminology/electronic health records, to increase your opportunities for career advancement.  Two-week internship provided.
  • Healthcare Clerical  In this five-week class, you will learn employment skills, medical terminology/electronic health records, computer/office training, etc. A few examples of jobs accepted by past graduates include: hospital call center operator, patient registrar, and customer service representative.  Two-week internship provided.

Career Pathways Programs include:

  • Building Operations Technician Hands-on training for the repair and upkeep of heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical systems in local office buildings and facilities.
  • Health Advocate Prepares you for positions connecting residents to needed healthcare resources.
  • Healthcare PLUS Specialty training advances your skills to support nurses providing patient care.
  • Human Services Program offers computer and professional skills for a career helping others as a human services representative.
  • Office Specialist This 6-week training focuses on further developing your administrative skills and attributes to help you land a position as a Hennepin County Office Specialist.  Includes 2 weeks of job shadowing at Hennepin County, providing you with hands-on experience in the Office Specialist role.
  • Public Sector Office Administration Professional Flyer Builds customer service and office skills to support coworkers and business services.

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