Enhance Your Skills

Ready to take your skills to the next level? From certifications and in-depth training, to apprenticeships and higher education opportunities, utilize these resources to build upon your current skills or learn new ones.

Skill Development & Training

  • Carpenters Local 1382

    Carpenters Local 1382 is a member of the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters and provides carpentry training and apprenticeships in the Rochester area.

  • Hawthorne - Adult Basic Eduation

    Hawthorne's Mission is to provide opportunities for adults to gain control over their own lives by enabling them to practice, learn from, and to the best of their abilities, master the strategies required for responsible citizenship, productive employment and self-sufficiency.

  • IBEW Local 343 - Electrical Workers Union

    Construction electricians in southern Minnesota have been represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) since 1919. Local 343 now represents construction electricians in an area encompassing 26 counties across the southern quarter of Minnesota from the Mississippi River to the South Dakota border. To provide the most qualified and highly trained craftspeople, Local 343 and its contractors provide a joint apprenticeship training program as well as continual upgrade training. IBEW Local 343 strives to ensure good wages and benefits, worker safety and security, and opportunities to advance.

  • Local #6 Plumbers & Pipefitters

    Local #6 has held Charter Membership within the United Association (UA) of Journeyperson and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry since 1898, and provides industry-leading training and career advancement options for all members and apprentices in the plumbers and Pipefitters trade. Their state of the art training facility includes classroom and shop areas, facilitating both coursework and hands-on training in system design, welding, advanced pipe technologies, specialized device service and blueprint reading and numerous other aspects of plumbing and pipefitting.

Higher Education

  • Carleton College

    Founded in 1866, Carleton College is a small, private liberal arts college in the historic river town of Northfield, Minnesota. Best known for its academic excellence and warm, welcoming campus community, Carleton offers 32 majors in the arts, humanities, natural sciences/mathematics, and social sciences.

  • Minnesota State College Southeast

    The mission of Minnesota State College Southeast is education for lifelong learning and career development. They take pride in being a friendly, student-centered college. At Minnesota State College Southeast you can choose your own path, whether it's hands-on training in high technology or beginning a bachelor's degree by earning an associate of arts in liberal arts and sciences. The campuses in both Red Wing and Winona offer small class sizes, state-of-the-art facilities, and an environment that is friendly and supportive. Additionally, more than 20 programs are offered 100% online.

  • Riverland Community College

    Riverland Community College offers a wide range of programs, from accounting to welding, to help students succeed in their goals. With campuses in Austin, Owatonna, and Albert Lea, Riverland serves over 4,000 students annually, striving to inspire personal success through education.

  • Rochester Community & Technical College (RCTC)

    Born in 1915 from a partnership between Dr. Charles Mayo and the Rochester School Board, Rochester Community and Technical College has grown to be one of the nation's premier community colleges. Offering more than 100 degree options and 300 online courses, RCTC allows new and nontraditional students to tailor their learning experience to fit their needs.

  • Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

    Rooted in rich Lasallian tradition dating back to 1912, Saint Mary's University blends traditional liberal arts and science cirriculum with career studies and exploration. Choose from a variety of bachelor, masters or doctoral programs and expand your world-view by taking classes offered at more than 100 on- and off-campus locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Jamaica, Nairobi and Kenya.

  • St. Olaf College

    Founded in 1874 by Norwegian Lutheran immigrants, St. Olaf is a nationally ranked liberal arts college of the ELCA located in Northfield, Minnesota. A St. Olaf education embraces the entire undergraduate experience. Students learn not only in the classroom, but also in residence halls, rehearsal rooms, practice fields, worship services, student employment, and community organizations. These diverse learning opportunities work together to help students achieve a comprehensive set of college-wide learning goals.

  • University of Minnesota Rochester

    Located in the heart of downtown Rochester, the University of Minnesota Rochester (UMR) is an unparalleled undergraduate health sciences university. Leveraging a unique partnership with Mayo Clinic, UMR provides an individualized learning experience while fostering student experiential learning opportunities with world-renowned medical professionals.

  • Augsburg University in Rochester

    Whether you want to complete a Bachelors or start your Masters, Augsburg University in Rochester can help! You will find undergraduate and graduate studies in Business, Education and Nursing. We also provide a Doctor of Nursing degree at our Rochester location. Augsburg offers attractive financial aid packages to help make achieving a higher education more affordable! Our programs are geared toward the working professional. The faculty and staff understand the challenges faced by students who work full time, have family responsibilities, and still want to go to school to earn their next degree. Students determine their own course load term-by-term, providing additional flexibility for working professionals. Augsburg has a rich tradition of being a diverse Liberal Arts education where “we are called to be small to our students and big to the world.”