Connecting our region’s employers to a diverse pool of well-trained candidates to meet their workforce needs
Almost 75% of our region’s employers have a hard time finding qualified employees.
By 2020, our region will have 128,000 more jobs than people qualified to fill them.
Hennepin County has created 18 sector-based career pathways as a solution to narrow this gap.
"Pathways has done everything for me. I can provide for my family now and take time off to spend with my kids."— Pathways graduate
The Hennepin Pathways approach can be tailored for employer and regional needs.
View the Pathways creation roadmap (PDF)
Define organizational needs and identify future hiring pressures across industries.
Evaluate and change current hiring practices to remove barriers to employment.
Develop career pathways using employer-tailored training programs with paid internships.
Offer employment opportunities for participants to full-time work.
Where employers are shaping a regional solution
Employers can get more information about Pathways and the Workforce Leadership Council by emailing us.