Celebrating 40 years in workforce development, the Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training is a regional unit of government established under a joint powers agreement among the seven counties of Northeast Minnesota. It is the grant recipient and administrative entity of federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds, state and county grants as well as private donations.
The Office of Job Training staff provide services on-site at local community and technical colleges as well as in K12 school districts throughout the region and are available to travel to any site where career guidance is needed. Temporary offices may also be opened when special projects are needed.
The Office of Job Training is also a member of the Minnesota Workforce Center System, a state-wide system of one-stop centers providing employment and training services. Local Workforce Centers are currently operational in Duluth, Grand Rapids, International Falls, Hibbing, Virginia, and Cloquet. Aitkin is an affiliate site. Our partners in the Workforce Center are the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), State Rehabilitation Services, State Services for the Blind, and the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA).