Improve your skills or start a new career!

The Workforce Mobility Program is offering free training in high-demand areas for Dakota County residents who are at least 18 years old. Spaces are limited and priority is given to Dakota County residents with financial need.

Industry & Transportation

Boiler Operation

Boiler Operation | Non-Credit

Gain valuable knowledge to pass the Minnesota boiler license test. This Steam course covers both high and low pressure boilers.

Class A CDL

Class A CDL | Non-Credit*

Earn your Class A Commercial Driver’s License and you’ll have
a skill that is always in demand. Learn to drive tractor trailers,
buses, delivery trucks, and more.

* This program has additional eligibility requirements like having a valid driver’s license, Class D or higher. Contact us to learn more. Offered in partnership with the Minnesota State Transportation Center of Excellence.


Welding | 3 college credits

Employers need welders. The Welding Safety and Theory
course can prepare you for some entry-level welding
positions and start your path towards a degree.

Health Care & Education

Certified Nursing Assistant

Certified Nursing Assistant | Non-Credit*

Enter the high-demand field of health care by becoming a
CNA. Learn to care for those who need it most.

* This program has additional eligibility requirements. Contact us to learn more.


Phlebotomy | Non-Credit*

People trained in phlebotomy are in high-demand. Help fill this critical health care need and start your new career.

* This program has additional eligibility requirements, including a criminal background check. Contact us to learn more.

Early Childhood Youth Development

Intro to Early Childhood Education
| 3 college credits

Inspire young minds. This course provides an overview of the early childhood profession, examining the differing roles within the profession.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Emergency Medical Technician
(EMT) | 9 college credits*

Learn to save lives on the front lines. Prepare for the national
certification exam and a career as an EMT.

* This course earns college credit and you must apply to Inver Hills. Use code DKTA2022 to waive the $20 application fee. An EMT certification is part of admission requirements to the paramedic program. This program has additional eligibility requirements, including a criminal background check. Contact us to learn more.

Workforce Mobility Program Application

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