Get Trained on How to Use Labor Market Information


by Rachel Vilsack The Regional Analyst and Outreach unit at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development is offering classes on labor market information this summer. These hands-on sessions are tailored to individuals who provide career counseling and job search assistance to job seekers.   This 3-hour class will provide you with an overview … Continue reading Get Trained on How to Use Labor Market Information

Free Training Now Available for Residential Solar Inspectors


by Caleb Werth The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced a free online training program for building and electrical code officials who perform inspections for residential photovoltaic (PV) solar energy installations. This information is also appropriate for solar installers, architects, and students interested in this field.   The Photovoltaic Online Training (PVOT) program is a … Continue reading Free Training Now Available for Residential Solar Inspectors

How Job Seekers Can Fill a Skills Gap – For Free


by Denise Felder Do you need more technical skills to get noticed by employers? Is your lack of computer skills keeping you from moving ahead at work? Would you be more confident with stronger math or writing skills?   Taking a few online tutorials or courses might help you move from an employer's rejection pile … Continue reading How Job Seekers Can Fill a Skills Gap – For Free

Interested in a clean energy career? What training is available in Minnesota?


by Shirley Fenlason As Teri mentioned in an earlier post, renewable energy growth is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). I read The Pew Charitable Trusts' recently-released report on "The Clean Energy Economy" and found some encouraging job-related information. It found that from 1997 to 2007, the clean energy job national growth … Continue reading Interested in a clean energy career? What training is available in Minnesota?