Workforce Solutions

Urban League Twin Cities Employment and Training programs offer job training, placement and advancement opportunities. We work with people who are entering the workforce for the first time or re-entering after an absence. We want to help you pursue careers that provide livable wages that allow you to create self-sufficiency for you and your family.

 

Our Employment and Training team provides:

  • Core Services
    • We offer initial assessment of skill levels, job search, career coaching, placement assistance and labor market information training.
  • Intensive Services
    • This is available to clients who have completed at least one core service but have not been able to obtain desired employment.
  • Customized workforce services to meet employer and job-seeker needs such as:
    • Mock interviewing
    • Resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn help
    • Job fairs
    • Financial literacy, credit awareness and housing counseling

 

Current Programs

The Business Employment Solutions Training (BEST): Career Pathways to Success program is a talent-development program to equip entry-level, unemployed and underemployed individuals who are participants in the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) with skills that foster increased preparedness and access to current and emerging jobs — with the ultimate goal of becoming self-sufficient.

 

For more information, contact Stephanie Matteson at smatteson@ultcmn.org or call our Front Desk at 612-302-3100.

Minneapolis Works provides one-on-one job counseling, employment leads, resume preparation, internet access, and interview coaching for Minneapolis residents, as well as limited transportation and clothing support.

 

For more information, contact Hilary Thomas at hthomas@ultcmn.org or call our Front Desk, 612-302-3100.

Urban League Twin Cities is accepting applications for its Pathways To Prosperity IT training program. The program is free to all participants. Upon completion of the program, participants have the potential to earn starting salaries of $40,500 to $65,000 in the rapidly-growing IT field.

 

Instructors from Minnesota Computers For Schools provide virtual training in CompTIA Fundamentals, CompTIA Essentials (Cisco) and CompTIA A-plus. Participants can earn industry recognized credentials in all three curriculums.

 

Applicants must be at least 18, have a high school diploma or GED and complete a reading assessment.

 

Classes are Monday through Thursday 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

To apply, contact ULTC program navigator LaLita Stevenson or ULTC career coach Eric Howell. Stevenson can be reached at 612-302-3115 or Lstevenson@ultcmn.org; Howell can be reached at 612-302-3135 or ehowell@ultcmn.org.

Looking for work?  Join the ULTC Job Club!

 

Program enrollment entitles you to:

  • Job Club Workshops
  • Resume and Cover Letter building
  • Interview Skills
  • Career Planning
  • Networking
  • Job Search Support
  • Communications
  • Resiliency tools
  • Skills Development
  • Ongoing Support

 

**Free Wifi, Computer and Printer Access Available**

 

For more information on upcoming Job Club meetings download our current flyer or call call 612-302-3165 or 612-302-3135.

Client Story

 

Erich Colston began his training in IT Fundamentals via the Pathways to Prosperity Program. At the time he was struggling financially and needed a job and stable housing for himself and his child.  He managed to stay on task with training however, and earned his Industry Recognized Credential in fundamentals.  His job coach helped him identify and follow up on job leads while he advanced to IT Essentials training.  Surpassing all expectations, Erich earned his second (IRC).  The Urban League’s Pathways to Prosperity program supported him through his challenges-assisting him with his job search and providing him with gas cards so he could maintain reliable transportation-but Erich’s determination and perseverance motivated him to succeed.

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