Career Readiness Initiative

We're equipping Minneapolis students to identify and access high-wage, sustainable careers and choose their best post-secondary options. 

volunteer with students

Intern & Supervisor
Roosevelt High students

Targeted support for students seeking career-focused opportunities  

Throughout the Twin Cities there is growing demand for young talent in a wide variety of dynamic high-wage industries. 

Our new Career Readiness Initiative at Edison and Roosevelt high schools is designed to help students explore and access these great opportunities and the best training for their specific career goals—whether that means two or four-year college, trade school, certificate programs, apprenticeships or other pathways. 

In collaboration with Minneapolis Public Schools, local businesses, community volunteers, post-secondary institutions and non-profit partners, we're equipping more Minneapolis students to plan and build bright, sustainable futures. 

How our Career Readiness Initiative works

School-based career awareness

Our professional career advisers at Edison and Roosevelt help students hone in on their career interests and link to the resources and post-secondary programs that can lead quickly to challenging, sustainable careers. Our career exploration events and speed-networking events connect students with local professionals in their areas of interest.  

Site-based career exploration

Through work-site tours, job shadowing and other site-based activities, we connect students with local professionals to observe career possibilities first-hand.  

Partnerships with local companies

We're working to align career and training opportunities with the needs of local businesses and create a stronger link between school, work and future economic prosperity. We help companies connect with students who are interested in a future in their industries.

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To find out more about our Career Readiness Initiative, contact Leah Corey at 612-455-1554. We also invite you to support students as a career exploration event volunteer.