Job Training & Transitional Employment
Integrated Coaching Program
Many individuals experience barriers while pursuing employment. Work side-by-side with our coaches to break down those barriers. Our coaches will help you:
Look into higher education options
Research career paths and apply for jobs
Provide guidance in paying off student loans
Take part in our FAIM program to help pay for your education, a vehicle, or other asset (eligibility guidelines apply)
Take part in our classes to expand your skills for an in-demand entry-level job. Free childcare is provided to individuals attending our classes upon request. Learn more about the classes we offer here.
Contact us by email or at 218-726-1665 ext. 218 with questions or to participate.
Bridge to Employment
Those who are enrolled in the Minnesota Family Investment Program can request to work with a CAD Employment Counselor through the St. Louis County office. The MFIP program assists parents and their dependents in meeting employment, education, and other goals. The program offers a combined support of SNAP food assistance as well as financial assistance. The Bridge to Employment team is here to help with any questions, concerns, and requirements of the program as well as other CAD and community resources.
Contact Kennedy by email or call 218-726-1665 ext. 239 with questions.
Stream Corps offers 11-month paid employment training positions to individuals who have struggled to attain or retain employment. Participants learn employment soft skills as well as job-specific hard skills with a focus on the natural sciences. Some of the job-specific skills include how to operate a chainsaw, work with GPS and GIS technology, and apply pesticides. Certification for these skills is also offered by SAWW, Frontier Precision, and the MN Department of Agriculture. We are not currently seeking participants, but you can learn more about the program here.
Community Construction is focused on providing a path to living-wage employment in the building trades to people facing barriers to employment, while at the same time addressing the affordable housing issue in our community. The program does this by offering transitional employment opportunities in which participants remodel homes for low income families and learn trade skills in the process. Participants learn skills like tool safety, measuring, construction math, blueprint reading, roofing, and more. We are not currently seeking participants, but you can learn more about the program here.