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Mondays @ 10am
The first step for all PPL programs is to attend an info session.

Join the virtual info session via Zoom on your phone or computer every Monday from 10am - 11am.

Please contact us if you are unable to attend an information session.

Now Enrolling

Building Operations Technician (BOT) - Start date delayed! Sign up today!

  • Dates: July 2021 - March 2022

  • Hybrid of online and in person (at Minneapolis College) classes
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings
  • What to Expect:

  • No cost to you.

  • $19/hr average starting wage.

  • Networking opportunities with employers such as Hennepin County, the State of Minnesota, the City of Minneapolis, Aeon, Sherman Associates, CommonBond Communities, CSM Corporation, & PPL. 

  • OSHA 30 certification.

  • Two paid attempts at the boilers license exam.

  • Two-week paid job shadow.

  • More info on this flyer.

  • Six months experience with hands-on work (maintenance, landscaping, mechanics, etc) is required.

  • Next Steps:

  • Sign up to receive a Zoom link for our next virtual info session.

Healthcare Plus - Start date delayed! Sign up today!

  • Dates: June 29, 2021 - December 2, 2022

  • Hybrid of online and in person (at Minneapolis College) classes
  • Tuesday and Thursday evenings
  • What to Expect:

  • No cost to you.

  • $18-$23/hr average starting wage.

  • Networking opportunities and mock interviews with Abbot Northwestern.

  • BLS/CPR and Mental Health First Aid certificate

  • 48 unpaid job shadow.

  • One year of direct patient care experience (PCA, DSP, etc) is required.

  • More info on this flyer.

  • Next Steps:

  • Sign up to receive a Zoom link for our next virtual info session.
  • Application, assessments, and interview much be completed by June 18.

Pharmacy Technician

  • Dates: July 12 - October 14, 2021

  • Online classes three evenings each week
  • What to Expect:

  • No cost to you.

  • $15/hr average starting wage.

  • Networking opportunities CVS, Walgreens, Hennepin Health, and Allina.

  • Customer service and sales certificate

  • Registration with the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy

  • 40 paid job shadow.

  • Six months customer service experience is required.

  • More info on this flyer.

  • Next Steps:

  • Sign up to receive a Zoom link for our next virtual info session.
  • Application, assessments, and interview much be completed by July 2.

Phlebotomy

Community Health Worker

  • Dates: August 2, 2021 - May 2022

  • Tuesday and Thursday evenings
  • What to Expect:

  • No cost to you.

  • $18-$23/hr average starting wage.

  • Networking opportunities with CHW Solutions, Proof Alliance, and more.

  • Community Health Worker certification.

  • 80- to 90-hour job shadow.

  • One year of customer service experience is required.

  • More info on this flyer this flyer.

  • Next Steps:

  • Sign up to receive a Zoom link for our next virtual info session.
  • Application, assessments, and interview must be completed by July 23.

Access

Fast-track career success with this customizable training program and learn valuable transferable skills that will help you gain confidence in any career. You can enroll anytime for three or more months of virtual training at no cost to you.

Check out job club! This is a monthly, supplemental workshop for employment support with resume help, mock interviewing, and presentations from industry professionals on career-related topics. Folks not yet enrolled in a PPL program are invited to attend the Job Club as an icebreaker opportunity before enrolling. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/GGW6BYWEkMQ5EegWA 

Next Steps:

Career Works Minneapolis (funded by WIOA Adult)

Earn an industry-recognized credential or certificate through the WIOA (Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act) program. Find out more info on the City of Minneapolis WIOA website.

Next Steps:

Coming Soon

All program dates are subject to change as we work closely with employer and education partners as well as funders to offer the best possible training programs.

Coming Soon:

  • Community Health Worker

Planned for a Summer 2021 start:

Planned for a Fall 2021 start:

On hold:

Potential programs for 2022 (dates to be determined): 

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