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Building operations technician

With PPL’s free Building Operations Technician Apprenticeship Program, you can train for building operations and facilities engineer jobs that pay $15–$28/hr available now with employers like Hennepin County Facilities Services, and others. You’ll get the hands-on training you need plus qualified candidates will interview for a paid apprenticeship with an employer partner.

Complete the program and you’ll also be prepared to take the Minnesota Special Engineer Boiler Operator’s License Exam. A criminal record is not an automatic disqualifier.

Eligibility

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Have a desire to work in the facilities and/or maintenance field
  • Are able to accept full-time employment upon a successful apprenticeship interview
  • Are able to work while going to school in the evening

Program status

Program begins February 13, 2017!

Apply

Start your application by attending a one-hour information session held every Monday at 9 a.m. at the PPL Learning Center.

  • 1925 Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis (map)
  • Metro Transit buses 2, 5, 9

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Health advocate

Train for a good job with a great career path at PPL’s free Health Advocate training program. You’ll build computer and professional skills to prepare for positions like Health Advocate, working to connect residents to local resources that meet their healthcare needs. You’ll also get a hands-on learning experience, plus credits from MCTC upon completion, giving you a head start on your future academic and professional goals.

Eligibility

  • High school diploma or GED
  • At least six months of work experience in customer service (non-retail)

Program status

PPL is currently recruiting candidates to begin the next program in August 2016.

Apply

Start your application by attending a one-hour information session held every Monday at 9 a.m. at the PPL Learning Center.

1925 Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis (map)

612-455-5300

Metro Transit buses 2, 5, 9 

Health advocate training program flyer (PDF)

Human services

Now you can train for a good job while setting yourself up for a great future! With PPL’s human services training program, you’ll build your computer and professional skills to prepare for positions such as human services representative while getting hands-on experience through an internship with Hennepin County.

You’ll also earn credits from Normandale Community College upon completion, giving you a head start on your future academic and professional goals.

Eligibility

  • A High School diploma or GED
  • Strong computer skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Multi-tasking abilities in demanding environments

Program status

PPL is currently recruiting candidates to begin the next program with Normandale Community College in January 2017. Learn more about the program (YouTube).

Apply

Start your application by attending a one-hour information session held every Monday at 9 a.m. at the PPL Learning Center.

1925 Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis (map)

612-455-5300 

Metro Transit buses 2, 5, 9

Human services training program flyer (PDF)

Office administration

Train for a good job with a great career path at PPL’s free Public Sector Office Administration training program. You’ll build computer and professional skills to prepare for positions such as Office Specialist, providing customer service and organizing and preparing materials to support fellow employees. You’ll also get a hands-on learning experience, plus credits from MCTC upon completion, giving you a head start on your future academic and professional goals.

Eligibility 

  • High school diploma or GED
  • At least six months of office clerical experience

Program status

PPL is currently recruiting candidates to begin the next program in July 2016.

Apply

Start your application by attending a one-hour information session held every Monday at 9 a.m. at the PPL Learning Center.

1925 Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis (map)

612-455-5300  

Metro Transit buses 2, 5, 9

Office administration training program flyer (PDF)

Office specialist

With PPL’s free office specialist training program, you’ll build computer and professional skills to prepare for positions at Hennepin County such as office specialist with a wage salary range of $14 – $21/hr. This full-time accelerated six-week program offers experienced individuals specialized training.

Eligibility

  • A high school diploma or GED AND
  • One and a half years of clerical office experience — college coursework may be considered for a portion of the required work experience on a case-by-case basis.

Program status

PPL is currently recruiting candidates to begin the next program in August 2016. Learn more about the program (YouTube).

Apply

Start your application by attending a one-hour information session held every Monday at 9 a.m. at the PPL Learning Center.

1925 Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis (map)

612-455-5300 

Metro Transit buses 2, 5, 9

Office specialist training program flyer (PDF)

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