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Continuing Education and Workforce Development


“I received rave reviews on the Green Homes North training program at MCTC. The students are loving the course and each gives a glowing review of the instruction as well as the course content!”

–Marie Larson, City of Minneapolis Employment and Training Program


“Increasingly professionals, university graduates and individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds are turning to MCTC for quality, value-for-the-money training that provides the challenges and practical skills needed for the next step in their careers. Instructors are student centered and focused on the individual needs of students.”

–Peter Denny, Trades Instructor

Manufacturing and Skilled Trades

MCTC offers a diverse, multi-cultural training environment in a convenient location at the edge of downtown Minneapolis. Whether you are looking to enhance your skills, gain certification or to develop customized training for your employees we can help!

Our instructors are industry recognized experts with extensive knowledge and experience to meet your training needs. Gain the knowledge and skills to increase your abilities and success in the workplace. See our course schedule for classes currently being offered in manufacturing, construction and trades.

Courses and certificates include:

  • LEAN & High Performance Manufacturing
  • Green Construction Practices
  • Electrical for Residential & Commercial
  • Home Construction/Remodeling & Carpentry
  • Energy efficient: HVAC and Radiant Heating
  • Welding, Metal Working, Machine Operation and Grinding
  • AutoCAD

See our course schedule for classes being offered in manufacturing, construction and trades.

Many of our OSHA and Workplace Safety courses are scheduled throughout the year, if you are seeking a course you can't find in our schedule please contact us at 612-659-6500 or continuinged@minneapolis.edu.

Customize it!

We can work with your business to design tailored classes that meet your specific business training needs. Our customized training can be eligible for a wide variety of funding sources and we frequently work with nonprofit partners in workforce development.

For more information about courses or customized training contact us at 612-659-6500 or continuinged@minneapolis.edu.

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Yuya Negishi

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With help from a $3.3 million MN Job Skills Partnership grant to MnSCU, MCTC's Division of Continuing Education and Customized Training will provide uniquely designed programs for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Gedney Foods.

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