Engaging our community to end poverty

Career Pathways Classes

Whether you’re starting in your career or making a switch, we offer classes to help you prepare for an in-demand entry-level job in health care or customer service. Some classes will result in you getting a recognized industry certificate.

We partner with LISC, ISD 709, Lake Superior College, the City of Duluth Workforce Center, employers and others so that people who complete these classes are ready to be interviewed and hired by local employers.

If this sounds good to you, we are here with programs, classes and coaches to help you get started and see you through the entire process.

This program is about surrounding you with the support you need to stay motivated and reach your work goals. It is open to people who want to increase their skills in order to improve their employment opportunities.

How to connect
If you would like more information, please contact us at 218.726.1665 or email us at coaching@communityactionduluth.org.

Career Pathways Success Stories

Lisa learned about the Career Pathways program by attending a Community Action Duluth orientation. She found that she could earn a health services certificate by attending classes offered through the program. That certificate would allow her to work as a patient services representative, a patient registration assistant or in another administrative position in a hospital or clinic.

During the class, Lisa excelled—attending almost every session and frequently being recognized by the instructors for having some of the highest quality work in the class. She also worked closely with a Community Action coach checking in and getting the support and encouragement she needed. As her classwork came to an end, Lisa met with her coach to get her resume and cover letter written and to practice her interviewing skills.

When Lisa graduated the mayor actually honored her. Soon after that, she attended a walk-in interview session offered by Essentia Health and two days later she was offered a position. Lisa is continuing to use Community Action Duluth programs by meeting with a coach who provides support for retaining her job and help with budgeting and managing her finances.