Targeted support for students seeking career-focused opportunities
There’s growing demand for skilled workers in the Twin Cities — and thousands of Minneapolis youth eager to explore great career opportunities!
Our Career Readiness Initiative — based in our Career & College Centers at Edison, Patrick Henry, Roosevelt and South high schools — helps bridge the gap between companies that are looking for their future workforce and Minneapolis high school students who are seeking high-demand, high-wage careers. We recognize the value in every path to personal and economic success, and support each student in pursuing the opportunities that best suit their needs and dreams.
We connect companies and organizations with students who are interested in their industries through school-based career networking events and on-site worksite tours.
We link students to new career fields, industries and the best post-secondary training for their career goals — including two and four-year degrees, technical school, certificate programs, apprenticeships and more.
How your organization can participate
Bring a group from your company or industry to one of our high schools for 10 minute one-on-one conversations with students. We can also arrange school tours to visit classes and programs related to your industry.
Career Rep Visits
Meet with a small group of students in a classroom setting to share information about your company, current job openings and training pathways.
Connect with individual students for in-depth conversations about your business, industry, work culture and opportunities.
Career Pathway Fairs
Talk with students about careers and training opportunities in this gym fair format with company and education organizations at display tables.
Company Worksite Tours
Bring students to your company to tour your facilities, interact with your team and learn about specific career and training opportunities.
For individual volunteers: Career Exploration Events
We also invite individual volunteers to share their personal career journeys with students in our high schools. Learn about these events and register to participate.