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Training & Education Center

Empower Yourself

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Our Training and Education Center (TEC) at the Center for Changing Lives Minneapolis offers free courses and workshops to help you build confidence, job skills and financial literacy.

We recognize the seriousness of COVID-19 and the impact this has on you, your family and the community at large. The health and safety of those we serve, our employees and volunteers are our top priorities. As a result, The Center for Changing Lives Minneapolis building, including the LSS Employment Services Computer Lab will be closed to the public until further notice. We will continue to offer all career development services by phone or video call and encourage you to reach out to us at tec@lssmn.org.  

*Please check back periodically for further updates. Note: If you contact the Center for Changing Lives Minneapolis front desk at 612.879.5200, you will be routed to a central LSS number where staff can answer your questions.

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Join our Virtual Job Club Connection!

Need some extra support and encouragement in your job search during this challenging time? Looking for accountability and a small group to share resources, job leads and set-backs with regularly?

This weekly, drop-in space provides support, encouragement, and connection with others searching for a job. Virtual Job Club meets weekly on Thursdays at 11 a.m. via Zoom with the option to join via phone or video call.

To participate, register online or email us at tec@lssmn.org using the subject “Virtual Job Club,” and include first, last name and the best phone number to reach you.

All are welcome!

Register here


Budgeting during COVID-19:  A Virtual Budgeting Workshop for Uncertain Times

Are you feeling more financial stress and strain due to the pandemic? Are you looking for practical steps to help you and your family create a budgeting plan to get through this difficult time?

Join us for a one-hour virtual Budgeting Workshop. Participants can join this Zoom call via phone or video.

The workshop will include:

  • Steps on how to create a budget that works for you and your family
  • Tips for minimizing spending and how to stretch every dollar
  • Budgeting resources to keep track of spending

Resources for assistance with basic needs will also be shared.

Upcoming workshop dates will be listed soon.


One-on-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 buildingTailor 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

Effective immediately, these services will now be provided through phone or video call communications only. If you would like to schedule a career service appointment, please email us at tec@lssmn.org

Register here


Open Lab

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Open Computer Lab will be closed to the public until further notice. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to protect the health and safety of all that use our services at LSS.


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. 


Apply to be an Opportunity Corps Navigator

LSS Employment Services will be hosting a Minnesota Opportunity Corps Navigator for the 2020-2021 program year! Opportunity Corps members serve one year making a difference in the lives of individuals with multiple barriers to employment and economic self-sufficiency. Paid stipend and other perks.

Learn more and apply



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)
2400 Park Avenue South, 2nd floor
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Phone: 612.879.5256

Email: tec@lssmn.org