Get Individualized Help with School, Employment, Skills Training, and More!
Graduating high school, creating a work history, and taking steps towards a career is stressful for anyone. However, you can count on Workforce Development, Inc. (WDI) for reliable support and guidance through all these stages. Chat one-on-one with a Career Planner to help map out your goals and take advantage of our many individualized and completely free services to help you get to where you want to go. Our convenient locations across Southeast Minnesota make it easy for you to find help close by!
Our mission with youth and young adults is focused on two areas:
- Completing high school (or the equivalent) coursework, and
- Aligning skills and interests with meaningful employment.
We’ll do what it takes to help you achieve these goals. Whether that’s meeting you at school on your schedule, connecting you with other community resources and services or just being a sounding board for your career aspirations, count on WDI to help—whatever your situation.
Free Services for Youth and Young Adults
WDI offers many services geared just for youth and young adults and it all starts with an individualized, one-on-one talk with a Career Planner about your interests and goals.
More than assisting you with writing your resume, we’ll help you fill it with solid work experience that will catch the attention of employers. WDI can provide opportunities for you to gain real work experience from area employers. You can get on-the-job training, skills training, and work experience while earning income. Sound good? Contact the WDI office nearest to you today to learn more!
WDI also coordinates and funds scholarships for youth and adults to attend skills training programs in specific industries and at approved educational institutions. You must be between 18 and 21 years old to apply for a youth scholarship, and 21 or older to apply for an adult scholarship. Call us today or stop by one of our local offices to learn more about these opportunities.
YouthBuild USA is a national program that helps low-income young people, aged 16-24, work toward their GEDs or high school diplomas, learn job skills, and serve their communities by building affordable housing. You can join this program through our Rochester office, which is currently participating in the initiative.