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Full funding available for Duluth training courses in the New Year

Updated: December 28, 2020 09:16 PM
Created: December 28, 2020 05:01 PM

The city of Duluth is actively recruiting for individuals that are interested in starting the year training for a new career.

The city, in partnership with SOAR Career Solutions, Lake Superior College and Duluth Public Schools Adult Education, is fully funding training for eligible applicants in three in-demand skill sets; IT support specialist, certified nursing assistant, and commercial truck driver.

"I think that now is just a really good time to think about the future and take steps towards a career that's going to pay good wages and offer benefits and stability over time,”  said Elena Foshay, the director of workforce development for the city of Duluth.

Foshay said the programs are designed with hiring in mind and that they are in contact with local businesses to try and help place people once their training is complete.

The programs being offered are as follows:

IT Support Specialist training starts January 5th 

  • Graduates from this program will be able to move into roles utilizing basic user support and help desk information technology skills. 
  • This class will be offered in a virtual/distance learning format.
  • Contact SOAR Career Solutions for more information and to schedule an application meeting: 218-722-3126 or soarcareers.org. 

Certified Nursing Assistant classes start January 19th 

  • The need for this great healthcare career entry point is bigger than ever before in our local hospitals, assisted living facilities and long term care employers.
  • Graduates are eligible to continue on Lake Superior College to gain their Trained Medication Aid certification to increase their wages and job options.
  • This class will be offered as a hybrid class with limited in-person lab classes at Lake Superior College.
  • Contact Betsy Hill at Duluth Workforce Development at 218-730-5228 or bhill@duluthmn.gov or SOAR Career Solutions for more information.

Commercial Truck Driving classes offered in January and April at Lake Superior College 

  • Truck Drivers are very in-demand and there are many local driving opportunities available to graduates in addition to very lucrative over the road driving options.
  • Contact José Cabrera at 218-730-5246 or jcabrera@duluthmn.gov for more information and an application appointment.

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