Hennepin Workforce is a solution that is working
As one of the largest employers in our region, Hennepin County understands the impending workforce shortage from an employer’s perspective.
Hennepin Workforce is an innovative strategy for workforce development designed by the county administrator and approved by the county board that will meet the county’s workforce needs, meet the needs of other employers and address persistent economic disparities that exist in our community.
Through Career Connections employers and training partners develop sector-based career pathways, removing barriers to employment and expanding work experiences to place well-trained, high potential job seekers into positions throughout the county.
Since the first graduates were hired in Fall 2014, Career Connections has grown to offer eight tuition-free, sector-based career pathways, which has created diverse pools of well-trained applicants.
Employers have joined us to design pathways, including the positions of:
- 911 Telecommunications
- Administrative Professional
- Building Operations Technician
- Financial Services
- Health Advocate
- Information Technology
- Transportation Construction
Additional pathways in development:
View recent Hennepin Workforce materials: