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Careers & Workforce Development

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 and additional training programs, the Chamber’s Business Education Network (BEN) Committee works with our members to produce short videos on local industries.

MORE VIDEOS & INDUSTRIES BEING ADDED!
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 in construction are rising and can be obtained with a high school diploma. You can secure a job with no experience, and still enjoy a wide variety of advancement opportunities based on experience.

The videos below will help you explore the construction industry.

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

OVERVIEW OF a career in CONCRETE & MASONRY CONSTRUCTION IN CENTRAL MN:

Helpful things to know as you consider a career in this industry.

GETTING INTO CONCRETE & MASONRY CONSTRUCTION:

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

QUICK FACTS ON THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY:

Learn titles of construction jobs, pay, required education, etc.

MANUFACTURING IMPACTS EVERY HOUSEHOLD, COMPANY, AND COMMUNITY.

Jobs in manufacturing are available in every state and can be obtained with a high school diploma. Positions vary widely and offer many opportunities for career advancement. Employers are often willing to work with their employees to provide continuing education, resulting in pay increases and advancement opportunities.

The videos below will help you explore the manufacturing industry.

Content prepared in partnership with Seitz Stainless. Videos cover a variety of manufacturing sectors, but focus on stainless steel metal fabrication.

OVERVIEW OF a career in METAL FABRICATION IN CENTRAL MN:

Helpful things to know as you consider a career in this industry.

GETTING INTO METAL FABRICATION & MANUFACTURING:

Hear from Seitz Stainless employees regarding why they joined this industry.

QUICK FACTS ON THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY:

Learn titles of manufacturing jobs, pay, required education, etc.

EXPAND YOUR SEARCH FURTHER WITH THESE RESOURCES.


explore LOCAL JOB OPPORTUNITIES, CAREERS, information 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.

QUESTIONS? 
Contact Gail Ivers, Chamber vice-president and workforce development manager, by email or phone at 320-656-3809.

PDF RESOURCES:

CONTENTS TO GATHER PDF
VIDEO CREATION TIMELINE PDF