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One of our important missions is to develop a quality workforce.  What better place to start than in the schools to provide youth with career advice that will best fit their individual personality and abilities?  With college drop-out rates climbing and student debt mounting, sending our youth into the workforce without the best career and training choices only results in lost time and money.

We are here to partner with schools in our region to share the expertise of our established workforce development system with students to ensure they have the opportunity to make informed educational decisions along with gaining an understanding of what employers expect of them.  Through the Northeast Career Ed Venture's MENU OF FREE SERVICES, the business community has the opportunity to become involved with their local school, influence the future workforce, share their business expertise and give back to the community.

CONTACT US today by calling Michelle Ufford, Executive Director at (218) 735-6173 or email: michelle.ufford@nemojt.org.  

Carlton High School

Chart Your Future

By:  Clare Balow


Carlton High ScChart Your Futurehool, along with the Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training, presented the first Chart Your Future event at Carlton High School on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017! Deb Saunders, Carlton High School Counselor, along with Clare Balow, Career Counselor with the Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training, developed and initiated the first Mock Interview Day in Carlton.


Seniors prepared for the activity by developing a professional resume and attending an Interview Skills class. A variety of professionals from the community volunteered their time on an interview panel and each student participated in a 30 minute interview and feedback session. Throughout the day, four panels of three professionals met with seniors and saw a lot of nervous students going in to the interviews and positive young adults coming out of the interviews.  Read more...


Iron Range

Construct Tomorrow Held on the Iron Range

By Heath Boe, Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training


Construct Tomorrow Nemojt photoThe very first Iron Range Construct Tomorrow event was held on October 19, 2016, at the Range Regional Civic Center in Eveleth, MN. Construct Tomorrow is a hands-on event for high school students to introduce them to the skilled trades. Trade unions from the skilled trades bring various activities that allow the students to experience the work the skilled trades do, as well as interact with skilled trades' representatives. This interaction helps the students visualize themselves doing this type of work as a career. It also naturally encourages dialog about all aspects of this type of career; what training or schooling is required, how much does the job pay, and what is a typical day for that occupation.  Read More
Click here for photo collage of the event.

Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training, a Minnesota WorkForce Center partner.