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The 218 Trades Website was Designed with You in Mind

There has never been a better time to get involved with the trades in the 218. Business is booming and opportunity is all around the region. With the availability of apprenticeships and scholarships a person can be on the job in a short period of time with little to no debt.

There are ideas, links, questions, locations, and trade contacts all over the site. If you are interested in being a carpenter, plumber, or iron worker, just to name a few, you can start towards your apprenticeship there. All the career and technical educational opportunities are there as well. You can also contact us here at the Office of Job Training and we can help guide you along the way. Our office locations are listed below.

In the first of a series, Heath Boe and Dave Cook from the Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training (NEMOJT) and 218trades, talk trades in Northeast Minnesota. This first video features Jack Carlson, an Organizer of IUPAT Local 82.  Heath and Dave also touch on a few of the projects in the area and how surprised people might be with how busy the trades in our area are right now! The trades are open for business in the 218!!

In this ‘Trades in the 218’ video, we get to talk with Joe Abeyta about doing what he loves with the Operators and living here in Northeast Minnesota. He even throws in a story about his first time behind the controls with his Uncle. Check it out!