Career Training

Career Training Services prepare participants by providing the tools to develop hard and soft skills, reach career goals, and obtain proper certifications and licenses. Career training coaches are available to assist every step of the way by preparing participants for college-level classes, connecting them to employers and helping to build professional skills and networks.

Commercial Driver’s License

Earn a CDL for FREE with EMERGE training coaches, networking and professional skills, and immersive, hands-on trucking courses with educational partners. What to expect: 10-12 weeks of fast-paced training, monthly gas/bus cards, and a guaranteed interview with employers after completion.


  • Minneapolis Residents Only
  • Must be 21+
    A valid Class D license
  • Must be able to pass DOT physical & drug screen
  • No DWI/DUI, Careless/Reckless driving citations in the past 5 years
  • No suspended license in the past 5 years
  • No more than 3 moving violations in the last 3 years

Contact for enrollment/more information: Jeffrey Shockley,

Healthcare Career Pathways

EMERGE training coaches will prepare participants for college-level courses, connect with employers, and assist in developing professional skills. Some of the healthcare pathways include: English for Industry, Nursing Assistant, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, Nursing Assistant Refresher Course.

Contact for enrollment/more information: Kersten Dehler,

Construction Apprenticeship Prep Program

Begin a construction career with free training through EMERGE. What to expect: 4 weeks of full-time training, 4 weeks of industry overview then exposure/professional practice, and guaranteed connection to apprenticeship opportunities. 


  • Must be available for full-time training, Monday-Friday
  • Must be 18+
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Reliable vehicle
  • Legal work eligibility in the United States
  • Verifiable high school diploma or GED
  • Math & Reading proficiency

Contact for enrollment/more information: Mukaram Ibrahim,, (612) 230-7473

Global Career Development Facilitator Training

This intense, high-impact course is designed to equip career services employees with the needed industry tools to guide participants in their career planning. This 120-hour program targets the 12 career development competency areas outlined by the Facilitating Career Development Training Program put out by the National Career Development Association (NCDA), a program approved by the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE).

Upon successful completion, you will be eligible to apply for two credentials: The Certified Career Services Provider™ (CCSP), issued by the NCDA Credentialing Commission; and The Global Career Development Facilitator Credential (GCDF®), issued by the Center for Credentialing and Education.


  • You must commit to abide by the GCDF Code of Ethics
  • You must complete a required amount of supervised career development experience commensurate with your level of education
  • You must complete a 120-hour (minimum) comprehensive training of the 12 GCDF core competencies using an approved curriculum

Cost: $1,100 which includes student manual & lunch.

Contact for enrollment/more information: EMERGE Admin Staff,, (612) 529-9267