The mission of Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota is to eliminate barriers
to work and independence. Together, we prepare people for work.

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Mon. – Fri.
9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.*

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

*9 a.m. – 8 p.m. in Rochester



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Many of these programs have waiting lists. Your gift will help people with barriers to work and independence to receive much-needed skills training.



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Employment Training & Education courses

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota’s training courses prepare individuals for careers in a variety of industries, including banking, car service, call center, customer service and construction. Participants earn a certificate upon meeting graduation requirements. Plus, placement and support services assist students obtain employment and advance in their careers.

Training courses are available in the Twin Cities and St. Cloud metro areas to those who meet eligibility requirements and complete required prerequisites. Our industry-specific training programs are developed in partnership with local business and workforce development experts.

Automotive Service Technician Training (Twin Cities)

  • Prepare for positions in vehicle maintenance and repair with career advancement opportunities.

  • Hurry! Classes start soon for the Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 18-credit certificate from Dakota County Technical College.

Banking & Finance Training (Twin Cities & St. Cloud)

Learn skills needed to start a career in finance; teller associate, operations and related occupations.

Construction Training (Twin Cities)

Learn skills needed for carpenters, roofers, framers and other related careers in construction.

Contact Center Training (Twin Cities)

Prepare for a career in customer service; call center representative, operations and related positions.

Medical Office Training (Twin Cities)

Learn skills needed for a career in health care; patient representative, office assistant and related positions.

How to sign up

To find out if you qualify, you must attend a Training Information Session. At the session, a staff member will assist you with eligibility and application requirements. If you need accommodations or assistance in order to participate in the information session, please call the Employment Training & Education Information Line at 651-379-5997.

Information Sessions are held every month at the following locations:

Second and Fourth Tuesday of the month
1:45 p.m.
Medical Office, Banking & Finance and Contact Center 

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota
Main Office
553 Fairview Ave. N
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104

Second and Fourth Tuesday of the month
1:45 p.m.
Automotive Service Tech and Construction

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota
Training Facility
635 Prior Ave. N
St. Paul, MN 55104

Fourth Thursday of the month
2 p.m.
Banking & Finance and Contact Center

St. Cloud area Goodwill-Easter Seals
50 2nd Ave. S
Waite Park, MN 56387


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Date Event
March 24, 2015
Recurring Information Session for Employment Training & Education courses
March 24, 2015 1:45 PM
March 27, 2015
Open Construction Training Graduation
March 27, 2015 11:30 AM

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