Adult Employment & Training

Public Allies

This 10-month, full-time program includes an apprenticeship at a local nonprofit organization, weekly training on nonprofit mechanics and values-based leadership, individualized coaching and a supportive cohort of 25 diverse, young leaders. Public Allies earn a $1,500 monthly stipend and receive a $5,550 education award after successful completion of the program. This AmeriCorps program runs September-June. For more information visit here.

Northstar Computer Training

Northstar Computer Training builds the basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. This training consists of eight self-guided modules - Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating System, Mac OS, Email, Microsoft Word, Social Media, and Microsoft Excel.

Individuals who successfully pass the assessments at approved sites, will obtain the Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate. This is an industry recognized credential for employment and there is no cost to complete the online assessments. This is offered at Oak Park Center: 612.377.7000 or Brian Coyle: 612.338.5282.

Culinary Arts Training

Through our immersive approach, using fresh ingredients and commercial-grade tools while working in an industry-equipped kitchen, you will be prepared for a culinary future. This 10 week training teaches technical kitchen operating and management skills required to achieve industry recognized “ServSafe” credentials. By the time you complete your training, you will be ready to pursue a wide variety of culinary positions in the hospitality and foodservice industries. Our employment team has established relationships with employers ready to hire you. For more information, contact us at Waite House - 612.721.1681.

Résumé Building

Meet with an employment specialist who will assist you in building an effective résumé that expresses your experience while positioning you for your next career move. 

For more information, contact us at Oak Park Center: 612.377.7000, Waite House612.721.1681, or Brian Coyle: 612.338.5282.

Leadership and the Politics of Community Change

This course introduces key concepts and skills for work in non-profit organizations, with a particular focus on organizations engaged in community change work. You will explore theories of social movements and social change, asset-based community development; the history, role and mechanics of non-profit organizations in politics and communities; approaches to leadership in organizations and movements; and diversity and inclusion in social change work.  

Offering credit attainment at the Urban Institute for Service and Learning, this course is taught by adjunct faculty and PUC staff, Antonio Cardona.  Course offered through MCTC. 3 credits