Workforce Services

The workforce development and employment services support participants in achieving employment and career goals. We connect individuals to employers and provide one-on-one coaching sessions to build vital soft skills for today’s job market.

Individual Career Coaching

EMERGE has certified career workforce coaches ready and available to assist you in exploring career options and developing successful job search strategies that lead you toward a career path that’s right for you.

For more information, contact: or (612) 529-9267

Job & Career Panels

Hennepin County Library hosts panels at the Opportunity Center that provide a platform for East African professionals to discuss their careers and answer questions about their education and job path. Panel topics have included: healthcare, entrepreneurship, information technology, law enforcement, and jobs with Hennepin County.

For more information, view upcoming events here:

Work Readiness Workshop

Work Readiness is an intensive program meant to build soft and hard skills, discover values, and boost confidence for professional career growth.

Contact for enrollment/more information: Colin Owens at or (612) 425-4701

Digital Foundations Workshop

Digital Foundations is a free workshop that is available to participants and is meant to help develop digital skills for professional career growth. Some of the topics covered are: basic computer terminology, Microsoft Word, email, and internet usage. Upon completion, you will be able to better navigate the digital world.

Contact for enrollment/more information: or (612) 529-9267