Career Readiness Initiative

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

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Roosevelt High students

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

Career Speed-Networking

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.

Informational Interviews

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.

learn more

Contact Ashley Musana, Career Exposure Coordinator, at 612-455-1571.  

Download our Career Readiness Initiative program flyer.

Sign up for our list and get notified about upcoming opportunities in schools and work sites.