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your future. your career.

FIND YOUR PASSION - Right here in Central Minnesota.

With the help of our members, we are dedicated to helping all students and employees grow personally and professionally. In addition to scholarships, internships, and additional training events, the Chamber's Business Education Network (BEN) Committee works with our members to produce short videos on local industries.

Browse this page, and check back periodically, to learn about local job options, education requirements, what the work is like, and more! 

Construction is essential to our economy.

Job opportunities are rising, and can be obtained with a high school diploma. While you can secure a job with no experience, construction also offers a wide variety of advancement opportunities.

Watch the videos below to learn why you should work in construction and what to expect!

Content prepared in partnership with K. Johnson Construction. Videos cover a variety of construction sectors, but focuses on concrete and masonry.

Overview of Concrete/Masonry Construction Career Details in Central MN:

Helpful things to know as a high school student considering this industry.

Getting into concrete & masonry construction:

Hear from K. Johnson employees why they joined this industry.

Quick Facts on the Construction Industry:

Learn titles of construction jobs, pay, school needed, etc.

We want to help students succeed. Finding your path can be confusing and expensive, but a little research and exposure to jobs in action can cut down on the clutter and help you find a career you enjoy and provides the life you want.

Visit our 'For Students' page to find more information on the following opportunities:
  • Paid summer internships for high school students
  • Scholarships (high school and college)
  • Local job openings for college students

Expand your search further with these resources.

Find local job exposure opportunities, careers, and more.

FutureForward -
Connect your company directly to our classrooms

FutureForward helps employers connect with educators that are seeking learning opportunities for awareness and application of coursework in real world settings. This web-based tool enables you to create virtual and in person experiences that high school students need to understand their future career choices. Complete your online profile here.


Add your company/industry

to our page to help students further explore
great career opportunities right here in their backyard.

This careers page is designed to help students learn about industries in Central Minnesota and explore local companies. Videos are quick (1-4 minutes) snapshots of career details that help students understand what is required to obtain and be successful in various positions.

Each video can be made to fit your company's message and mission. Videos are created by Chamber staff, with support from the partnering company. To request the addition of your company/industry to our page, please fill out and submit the form below.

Contact Kelti Lorence, workforce development coordinator, by email or phone at 320-656-3830.


I'd like my company and/or industry represented on the Chamber's careers page.

If your industry was not listed in the drop-down menu above, please list it here.
Time commitment: Plan to gather the content listed below before Chamber staff does interviews. In-person interviews with your staff will take 1-2 hours.
Videos will be shared with all Central MN school district teachers, and potentially other Chambers/programs around Minnesota.
View PDF linked above. Please plan to gather the content listed above before Chamber staff come to your business for staff interviews. This helps speed up the entire process!
If you'd like to upload the most recent version of your company logo for use in editing that is appreciated! A PNG version with a transparent background is preferred.
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