Training & Professional Development

As an employer, one of the most important things you can do is invest in your people. Utilize these resources to aid your employees in expanding their skill sets and striving for continued growth and development.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Center for Business & Workforce Education - RCTC

    The Center for Business & Workforce Education (BWE) at Rochester Community and Technical College provides innovative learning solutions that serve the diverse education and training needs of today's workforce. Their team of professional staff and instructors work directly with business and industry to provide training solutions customized to meet specific needs. The training is delivered when and where you need it by industry experts who've "been there and done that."

  • Goodwill Easter Seals

    Goodwill Easter Seals Minnesota (GESMN) is a workforce development organization whose mission is to eliminate barriers to employment while diverting materials from area landfills. Since it's inception more than 100 years ago, GESMN now places 4 people in new jobs every day, enjoys the support of more than 45+ retail chains throughout the state, and diverts 50 million tons of material from landfills annually. GESMN offers an array of services, including job training, transitional employment opportunities, veteran and family services and mental health support. Services include Industry-specific job skills training in automotive, banking, construction, contact center, financial operations, medical office and retail. Including: transitional employment services, job development and placement services, job coaching and follow-up services. Work Incentives Connection provides specialized answers about the impact of work on government benefits (resources).

  • Rochester Area Builders

    Rochester Area Builders, Inc, chartered in 1953, is a professional organization of commercial & residential builders, remodelers, developers, and associated businesses dedicated to advancing the building industry in Southeast Minnesota. RAB aims to serve as the trusted voice of the industry, providing leadership, education, networking, and information resources to members, the community, and government officials.

  • Southeast Service Cooperative

    Serving over 80 public and private school districts, cities, counties, and other organizations in the 11-county southeast region of Minnesota, the Southeast Service Cooperative provides professionals and staff development solutions to help employers build capacity and retain qualified workers. Services include: Professional and staff development solutions for employers.