Long-Term

Training

Building Operations Technician

8.5 Months

Prepare for the responsibility of repairs and upkeep of heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical systems in commercial or residential buildings.

What to Expect
  • 2-week hands-on work experience with one of PPL's employer partners such as Hennepin County, the State of MN, Sherman Associates, CSM, PPL, and the City of Minneapolis.
  • Opportunity to take the Special Boiler Operator licensing exam, to allow for career-laddering opportunities.
  • Evening classes.
  • No cost to you.
Career Paths
  • Building Operations Technician
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Facilities Engineer
  • Senior Facilities Engineer 
Eligibility
  • 18+ years old.
  • H.S. diploma or GED.
  • A criminal record does not automatically exclude you from eligibility.
  • See flyer for more eligibility details.
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Healthcare +

5 Months

Build computer, administration, and professional development skills in order to support nurses providing patient care. 

What to Expect
  • Hands-on learning experience with Fairview Clinics, a PPL employer partner. 
  • Evening classes.
  • No cost to you.
Career Paths
  • Patient Representative
Eligibility
  • 18+ years old.
  • H.S. diploma or GED.
  • See flyer for more eligibility details.
More Information
  • Flyer coming soon!

Human Services

8 Months

Expand your computer and professional skills for a career helping others in Human Services.

What to Expect
  • 30 hour job shadow with Hennepin, Ramsey, and Dakota Counties.
  • Earn credits from Normandale Community College upon completion. 
  • Evening classes.
  • No cost to you.
Career Paths
  • Human Services Representative
  • Financial Worker
  • Senior Child Support Specialist
  • Many others!
Eligbility
  • 18+ years old.
  • H.S. diploma or GED.
  • A criminal record does not automatically exclude you from eligibility.
  • See flyer for more eligibility details.
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Pharmacy Technician

5.5 Months

Learn the knowledge, skills, and professionalism that will prepare you to fill prescriptions and support pharmacy staff and clientele.

What to Expect
  • Learn Pharmacy Technician policies and procedures at courses held at Minneapolis College taught with Dakota Technical curriculum.
  • Complete a paid, full-time externship with our employer partner, CVS Pharmacy.
  • Evening classes.
  • No cost to you.
Career Paths
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Lead Technician
  • Pharmacist
  • Many more opportunities to career ladder! 
Eligibility
  • 18+ years old.
  • H.S. diploma or GED.
  • A criminal record does not automatically exclude you from eligibility.
  • See flyer for more eligibility details.
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Next Steps

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All career training participants need to attend an information session as a first step. Sessions are held every Monday at 9am at 1021 E Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis.

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