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To access any of our services and more, you must first apply.  Once your application has been approved, you will be eligible for support services, tuition assistance, and on-the-job training.  Contact us to find an office nearest you.

Career Assessments 

Personalized Job Search Assistance 

Career and Job Search Resources 

Funding for Education and Training 

Support Services 


Contact us today for individualized career services: 

  • Career guidance
  • Career Assessments of skills, interests and abilities
  • Job search skills development and workshops
  • Work Experience
  • Hands-on computer classes
  • GED preparation
  • College research
  • Completing applications
  • Creating resumes and cover letters
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Many more individualized services

Planning ahead can make the difference between an enjoyable, rewarding work life and a depressing one! 

If you're a young person in Northeast Minnesota, spending some time planning ahead will ensure you end up working in a field you really enjoy. Although many people fail to actually plan for their career, all would tell you they wish they had some career guidance when they still had the chance to make different choices. Let's work together to find and prepare you for a career that's right for you TODAY!

The Office of Job Training specializes in helping young people figure out how they want to spend their working years. Just think, the average person working full time spends over 80,000 hours during a lifetime at work! So, planning now for something you'll enjoy is very important!

Our Career Counselors can help you identify your true interest and abilities and even assess your personality to determine what occupation or career best suits you. After you figure out what careers you're interested in, we can help you find training programs and access financial aid. For eligible youth, the Office of Job Training can provide scholarships for occupational training programs up to two years long.

There's never been a better time to plan for a career! Take advantage of this unique time of life where the decisions you make now can mean the difference between an enjoyable working existence and a depressing one.

Work Experience

The Office of Job Training also administers summer and year-round employment programs geared to help young people ages 14 through 24 enter "earn and learn" job situations.  Summer jobs provide a paycheck for eight weeks and entry-level training in a variety of occupations at non-profit, educational, and other community-oriented worksites.  The programs take special care with youth who have a strong likelihood of leaving school due to problems with teen parenting, homelessness, runaway situations, juvenile offenses, chemical dependency, disabilities, economic hardships (low income), English language deficiency, or a difficult family life.  The programs are designed to help you complete high school, move on to post-secondary education, and/or transition to work.  Our counselors mentor young students, identify problems, and encourage you to develop personal goals for continued education and job preparation.  Often, placement into appropriate part time employment strengthens the relationship between school studies and work.

Contact Us to either find a counselor near you to help plan for your future or to find out if you're eligible for tuition assistance or support services. 



By:  Clare Balow, August 28, 2019

Group of youth at Spirit Mtn.On a beautiful summer day, fifteen youth and five staff members from the Office of Job Training attended a training day at Spirit Mountain in Duluth. On August 28th, students from International Falls, Cromwell and Duluth participated in many activities and listened to a presentation on Professionalism and College programs. 




By:  Kari Paulsen, October 12, 2018

Youth standing next to career fair sign.Aitkin High School was full of excitement during a career fair featuring 42 businesses and 11 colleges on Wednesday, October 3.

Students, teachers, parents, and the public were able to interact at booths presented by both local and regional employers. Planners of the career fair wanted to expose students to careers that are in demand locally. Over 600 students from McGregor and Aitkin School districts attended the fair and visited with employment representatives. Youth learned about careers by participating in several hands on activities, ranging from union trades to nursing care.  Read more...



By:  Rita Olness, June 5, 2018

Youth canoeing on Fredenberg Lake.On a beautiful summer day, twenty students and seven staff members from the NE MN Office of Job Training attended a training day on June 5, 2018, at Positive Energy Outdoors near Fredenberg Lake north of Duluth. Students from Wrenshall, Cromwell, Proctor, Saginaw, and Virginia traveled to Positive Energy Outdoors to participate in numerous outdoor activities such as driving a team of horses, climbing a rock wall, and canoeing across the lake. While enjoying the day outdoors, students had the opportunity to learn about the value of safety, teamwork, communication, and accountability and responsibility through their own personal experiences and the Positive Energy outdoor leadership team's activity discussions.  Read more ...


By:  Rita Olness, June 12, 2017


On a gorgeous, northern Minnesota June day, eleven area youth ranging in age from 15 to 21 started their summer youth work experience with the Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training by participating in a Youth Training Day held at the Cloquet Forestry Center. The primary focus of the day was to prepare students for work by helping them understand the skills needed to be safe, successful employees. Read more . . .


 Cloquet Forestry Center Sign  Timesheet instruction.  Youth taking assessment.  Labor Law game.

Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training, a CareerForce partner.