Anoka County Job Training Success Stories:

Contributing to the success of individuals and employers through workforce development services.

Empowers Youth Program


Ben and Carter participate in the Empowers Youth Program and work as Studio Assistants for North Metro TV.  They have produced a special series testing out snack food items and give feedback and ratings.

Ben is attending school at Hennepin Technical College for Video Production and has his own private YouTube Channel.

Carter is attending Anoka Ramsey Community College and his long-term goal is to work in sports broadcasting.

Congratulations to both Ben and Carter for working toward your goals.

Disaster Relief Employment OMNI Grant Program


Julie had a 2-year degree as a Legal Assistant but unable to type fast enough to make her competitive in an Office Support position. She wanted to get back into nursing and through the Disaster Relief Employment OMNI Grant Program she worked with her vocational counselor to discuss options for training. 

She enrolled in Nursing Assistant training and started a work experience program at Mercy Hospital. She became a Certified Nursing Assistant and with her hard work she was hired by Mercy Hospital as a Nursing Assistant before completing her work experience program.

Congratulations Julie!

Dislocated Worker Program


Alisa enrolled in the dislocated worker program and was struggling to get interviews after sending out several resumes. Her goal was to find a job working remotely in Human Resources. 

Her vocational counselor reviewed her goals and found that the current demand in the occupation Alisa was looking for was low and finding remote work would be a challenge. Alisa was up for the challenge.

They strengthened her resume and within two months Alisa was offered a position as a Human Resources Specialist at a hospital for a remote position.   

Just what she was hoping for.  Congratulations Alisa!