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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11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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Donation centers open one hour before the stores.

*9 a.m. – 8 p.m. in Rochester

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Employment training courses

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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 offer training to prepare individuals for careers within a variety of industries. Participants earn a certificate upon meeting the graduation requirements of the course along with placement and support services to obtain employment and career advancement.

All Goodwill-Easter Seals training courses are available to those who meet eligibility requirements and complete required prerequisites. Goodwill-Easter Seals industry-specific skills training programs are developed and improved in partnership with local business and workforce development experts.

Employment Training & Education courses

Automotive Service Technician Training

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

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

Banking & Finance Training

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

Construction Training

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

Contact Center Training

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

Medical Office Training

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

Retail Training

Prepare and learn the skills needed for employment in the retail industry.

Learn more about Retail Training

Retail Training eligibility is dependent upon location, availability and funding. To learn if you are eligible, please call an intake coordinator at 651-379-5879.

Learn more about Automotive, Bank and Finance, Contact Center, Medical Office or Construction Training training

To learn more, 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 the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 1:45 p.m. at two locations:

Medical Office, Banking & Finance and Contact Center
Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota
Main Office
553 Fairview Ave. N
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104

Automotive Service Tech and Construction

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

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Each day for the month.
September 2014 October 2014 November 2014
Date Event
October 3, 2014
Open Automotive Service Technician Training Graduation

October 3, 2014 11:30 AM
October 14, 2014
Recurring Information Session for Employment Training & Education courses
October 14, 2014 1:45 PM
October 17, 2014
Open Construction Training Graduation

October 17, 2014 11:30 AM
October 28, 2014
Recurring Information Session for Employment Training & Education courses
October 28, 2014 1:45 PM
October 31, 2014
Open Medical Office Training Graduation
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October 31, 2014 11:30 AM

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