Employer Solutions

Train Your Workforce

Each year, Minnesota State provides training to over 2,700 businesses and 130,000 individuals. Our 54 campuses have quality instructors with real-world experience — they work with businesses, government agencies, and non-profits to provide successful consulting and training solutions for virtually every industry. Whether your employees need certification, skill building, or career training, Minnesota State can help.

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Grow Your Workforce

With over 7,000 active employer partnerships, Minnesota State helps develop the workforce companies need today and into the future. Whether you're looking for qualified employees or need workforce development, there's a wealth of resources available to employers across Minnesota State campuses.


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Do you need help assessing your business needs? Do you want to connect to others in your industry to share knowledge and solve workforce challenges? Minnesota State can help. Connect with experts using the resources below.

Centers of Excellence

Minnesota State hosts eight Centers of Excellence - each serving an industry that faces serious workforce challenges. The Centers collaborate with industry and educators to attract and prepare students for success in high-demand careers.

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Work-based Learning (WBL) gives students an opportunity to apply what they're learning in the classroom and lab with hands-on experiences in real-world job applications. It also gives employers the benefit of:

  • Immediate productivity from WBL hires
  • Workers who arrive with essential "soft skills"
  • Early access to a robust, innovative and diverse labor talent pool
  • Positions the participating business as a good employer and preferred place to work

How employers typically participate in work-based learning

  • Provide paid work opportunities with on-the-job training that is connected to students' programs of study
  • Mentor students to help them understand work expectations and culture
  • Provide presentations and onsite experiences to build awareness of occupations
  • Recruit students early and benefit from their applied knowledge and productivity

Interested in learning more about work-based learning programs at Minnesota State?

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RealTime Talent

New economic and workforce challenges mean that it is more important now than ever before to work together. Minnesota State partners with RealTime Talent to engage over 900 stakeholders from government, private industry, foundations, higher education, and non-profits to support economic growth and prosperity. 

RealTime Talent

Are you looking for workforce development near you?  Consider one of the 54 campuses below.

Contact Us

Whether you are looking for training for your workforce, help connecting to industry experts, or any other need, our trained support staff is available to answer your questions and connect you with resources. 

Live chat, email questions, or call us to connect to solutions for your workforce. We look forward to assisting you! 

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