Update to PPL long-term training

Our response to COVID-19
PPL's Career Center is currently closed until further notice to ensure the health and safety of our community. We are exploring virtual training opportunities, but at this time, all PPL Long-Term Training Programs are postponed.

If you are interested in future virtual trainings, please email us.

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.
  • Household income at or under 200% of the Annual Federal Poverty Guideline

  • 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 and North Memorial, PPL employer partners. 
  • Evening classes.
  • No cost to you.
Career Paths
  • Patient Representative
Eligibility
  • 18+ years old.
  • H.S. diploma or GED.
  • Household income at or under 200% of the Annual Federal Poverty Guideline

  • See flyer for more eligibility details.
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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.
  • Household income at or under 200% of the Annual Federal Poverty Guideline

  • A criminal record does not automatically exclude you from eligibility.
  • See flyer for more eligibility details.
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Paraprofessional

5 Months

Learn the skills necessary to become certified as a Paraprofessional for Bloomington Public Schools.

What to Expect
  • Get an introduction to the education system and prepare for the ParaPro exam with Normandale Community College. 
  • Evening classes.
  • No cost to you.
Career Paths
  • Elevated Paraprofessional
  • Gain valuable experience for a potential future career as a teacher!

 

Eligibility
  • 18+ years old.
  • H.S. diploma or GED.
  • Household income at or under 200% of the Annual Federal Poverty Guideline.

  • 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.
  • Household income at or under 200% of the Annual Federal Poverty Guideline

  • A criminal record does not automatically exclude you from eligibility.
  • See flyer for more eligibility details.
More Information
 

Next Steps

*Information Sessions are now virtual*
Join the virtual info session via Zoom on your phone or computer every Monday from 10am - 10:40am.

All career training participants need to attend an information session as a first step.

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