Education/Employment Resources

  • DWP – Divisionary Work Program– A four-month program that helps Minnesota parents find jobs. You may also receive help with housing costs, utilities, and personal expenses. The goal of the DWP is to get families back on their feet quickly so they do not have to enroll in the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP).
  • MN Deed MN Department of Employment and Economic Development – The Job Seekers tab links to different programs for training and assistance and many other work-related topics.
  • HIREDJob skills and employment training. HIRED assists disadvantaged people and other job seekers to become qualified for and obtain employment.
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps – Residential vocational training program for young adults ages 16-24.
  • Training and Education Center at Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota– Offers free classes to help individuals gain the skills, focus, and confidence they need to obtain the job they want. Also offers a free financial literacy class, an open computer lab for those who are searching for a job, and one-on-one resume assistance.
  • St. Andrew’s Community Resource Center– Offers a three-stage mentoring service for those in the process of looking for a job. Service includes computer access for job searching, as well as help with writing a resume and preparing for job interviews.
  • Minneapolis Public Schools – Adult Education Program– Offers free ESL, GED preparation, computer literacy, citizenship, career training, and other classes for adults in your area.

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