RENEW Minneapolis prepares Minneapolis jobseekers for in-demand careers, aligning training with sustainable economic development.
From 2010-2012, in partnership with the Ramsey County Workforce Solutions, the City of Minneapolis trained 586 residents of Minneapolis and St. Paul for careers in construction/deconstruction, manufacturing, building systems management, and renewable energy with a focus on solar power. Of those trained, 487 residents earned industry recognized credentials, and 420 trainees were placed in unsubsidized employment. Of those placed, 80% secured jobs in training-related employment.
RENEW earned accolades for this work including a Silver Award for Excellence in Economic Development from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and was named one of the top three federally-funded Pathway Out of Poverty programs nationally, providing training and employment resources to Twin Cities residents seeking opportunities to advance their careers.
RENEW gained traction closing the workforce skills gap and increasing industry wide credentialing standards during the recovery, proving its value to Minneapolis business owners, job seekers, and the City. When the US Department of Labor grant funding for the program concluded in 2012, Minneapolis Employment and Training transitioned the federal program locally.
Training funds are available for residents of Minneapolis for careers in:
- Building Systems Management
- Renewable Energy
- Transportation and Logistics
To qualify for RENEW Minneapolis candidates must:
- Reside in Minneapolis
- Are at least 18 Years of Age
- Meet Program Income Eligibility Guidelines
- Work with a designated Employment Service Providing Agency
For additional information, contact Marie Larson at (612) 673-5292
Last updated Oct. 9, 2013