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.

This program offers training in the following areas:

  • Boiler Operation | Open to enroll
  • Class A CDL | Waitlist
  • Welding | Full
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) | 2022 Full, Waitlist only for 2023
  • Phlebotomy | 2022 Full, 2023 Full, no more applications at this time
  • Intro to Early Childhood Education | Open to enroll
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) | Open to enroll

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*

2022 courses full. Apply now to be added to the 2023 waitlist.

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

Welding | 3 college credits

Courses full, no more applications being accepted at this time.

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*

2022 courses full. Apply now to be added to the 2023 waitlist.

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

Phlebotomy | Non-Credit*

Courses full, no more applications being accepted at this time.

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

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.

  • August 22 – December 16
  • Time and delivery options:
    • Tuesdays, 10 – 11:55 a.m., partially online
    • Completely online, no specific meeting times, ongoing assignment due dates
  • For more information, email WorkforceMobility@dctc.edu
  • Apply Now
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 at Inver Hills. 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

Federal Poverty Level Grid

# in Family/HouseholdFamily Income to Qualify
1$33,975
2$45,775
3$82,575
4$69,375
5$81,175
6$92,975
7$104,775
8$116,575


Explore our programs today!

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