Adult Employment & Training

Employment Support Services

Whether an individual is looking for an entry-level position, a new career or re-training for another industry, our employment programs are here to support carer plans, help set achieveable goals, and navigate employment opportunities. Meet with an employment specialist who will assist with with job searching, applications, resumes and cover letters, interview practice and more. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Bekele: 612-455-0375 or Raquel: 612-455-0367.

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 Brian Coyle Center: 612.876.9399.

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