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Training & Education Center

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Our Training and Education Center (TEC) at the Center for Changing Lives in Minneapolis offers free, individualized job support, career exploration and workshops on a wide range of topics. Our trained career development facilitators can assist you in securing a job with livable wages and building a career that meets your unique skills, interests and needs.

We support Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) participants residing in Hennepin County. If you are not an MFIP participant or are a job seeker residing outside of Hennepin County, you are welcome to join any of our workshops or Employer & Training Spotlight events; however, our availability for individual appointments may be limited. If this happens, we are happy to connect you with the appropriate workforce development service provider in your area.


Job Search Support | In-Person Drop-in

LSS’ Training and Education Center is offering a free, drop-in support for job seekers. This is open to anyone looking for individualized assistance with:

  • Resumes
  • Job applications
  • Interview and job fair preparation
  • Resource navigation (exploring workshops and credentialed training opportunities)

Drop-in Times

9:30 a.m. to Noon every Monday
at the Center for Changing Lives in South Minneapolis
2400 Park Avenue South
Second Floor, Room 230
Minneapolis, MN 55404

9:30 a.m. to Noon every Wednesday
at our office location in Northeast Minneapolis
3433 Broadway St. NE
Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55403


Job Searching During COVID-19 | Virtual Workshop

Are you trying to land a job? Are you wanting to explore a new career but not sure how to start? Join LSS Employment Services for this one-hour, virtual workshop.

You will leave with an understanding of:

  • what employers and industries are in-demand right now.
  • how to network effectively.
  • how to prepare an “elevator speech.”

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Online Job Applications | Virtual Workshop

In this one-hour workshop, you will learn how to upload a resume and cover letter, complete and submit online applications, follow-up with an employer and understand the basics of applicant tracking systems. You will also receive individualized support to help create an Indeed account.

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Writing Effective Resumes and Cover Letters | Virtual Workshop  

Looking to update your resume? Learn about the four most common formats and how to choose the best one for you! This workshop also covers the do’s and don’ts of resume writing and creating effective accomplishment statements. You’ll leave knowing what a resume and cover letter are and the many tools available to create a resume or update a current one! 

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Interview Preparation | Virtual Workshop  

What can help take you from a job candidate to an employee? A solid interview!  During this one-hour virtual workshop you will learn how to prepare for an interview, including what to expect, what to wear and how to answer some of the most difficult questions employers ask.  We’ll cover it all and provide you with the opportunity to ask questions so you can feel confident and prepared going into any job interview.

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Employer & Training Spotlight | Virtual Events

Join us for LSS Employment Services’ new virtual event, “Employer & Training Spotlight.” Every month we will invite employer and training providers from various industries to share information about opportunities that are currently available in their sector.

You will have the rare opportunity to ask questions and gain insights directly from recruiters and employers who are currently hiring. Join us for an upcoming virtual event and start building the career you want.

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One-to-One Career Services

We offer free, individualized career support to help you gain the confidence, tools and focus needed to get the job you want.  A career development facilitator can work with you to:Person typing on a laptop outside a building

  • Tailor Your Resume: Target your resume to get the interview you want
  • Practice for an Interview: Complete a mock interview to receive honest feedback and encouragement
  • Explore Credentialed Trainings/Career Pathways: Find a training that fits your interests and can boost income for you and your family
  • Match Your Natural Skills to Career Opportunities: Explore O*Net to learn how your skills and talents match with the fastest growing careers in the area
  • Boost Your Career Search with Social Media: Learn how to use LinkedIn to effectively network in your job search

For more information about One-to-One Career Services, email


Open Lab

Our computer lab is open once again for drop-in use to support your job search.  The hours are Monday through Thursday from 12-4 p.m. and Fridays from 12-3 p.m.


Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment

The TEC is now a registered Northstar testing location. Northstar helps build computer skills through online self-guided modules in key areas such as basic computer and internet skills, email, Microsoft software, social media and more! This program also allows you to demonstrate your knowledge by earning certificates. Check out their website for more information.



Training and Education Center buildingThe Center for Changing Lives Minneapolis brings people together, transforms lives and creates a vital community where individuals and families can thrive. Our services are located at:

Center for Changing Lives Minneapolis
Training and Education Center (TEC)
Second Floor, Room 230
2400 Park Avenue South, 2nd floor
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Phone: 612.231.1468