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Workforce Solutions

Delivering dynamic education and customized training that responds to the specific needs of companies.

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A workforce solution

When, where, and how you need it.

Our industry subject matter experts will collaborate with you to determine learning outcomes, design a just-in-time training solution, and deliver classes when and where it works best for you.

Course Offerings

Meeting today’s workforce needs.

Partnering with business and industry, we train employees in high-growth, high-demand sectors throughout the state and region, continually evolving to meet today’s workforce needs.

Register for Courses

Get information on searching for, selecting, and signing up for courses at Northland.


Explore our Viewbook, the introductory guide to Northland’s WDS courses offered, and more.

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Have questions? Our skilled reps are here to provide support every step of the way.

Training Solutions

Build a skillset for today’s job market.

Individuals and businesses can access professional development to build skillsets for today’s job market. Whether you are looking for a certification to advance in your career or you are looking for ways to build your team, Workforce Development Solutions provides flexible solutions to meet your needs.

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Benefits of continuing education.

  • Skill-based, short-term courses
  • Provide specific knowledge and/or upgrade skills
  • Courses designed to meet occupational licensing or legal
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  • Employees earn CEU credits and certificate of completion
  • Various opportunities for personal enrichment

Benefits of customized training.

  • Broad range of topics tailored to your specific business needs
  • Professional instructors and industry experts
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Various delivery options including in person or online

Frequently Asked Questions

We know you have questions. Below are the ones we often get about Workforce Development Solutions and our training courses.

Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, we encourage registering early. Most programs are maintained with strict maximum capacity, wait lists will be established for programs which exceed capacity. All space is subject to availability. Our online registration system enables students to add themselves to waiting lists. For questions, please contact Northland’s Workforce Development Solutions office registration office at 218-683-8649 or

If a valid email address is entered during registration, you will receive an automatic email confirming your place within the class and the class details. If this email is not received or you have questions regarding your registration, please call us at (218) 683-8649.

Payment can be made online or by check.

Self-Pay Individuals: Payment must be received to secure your registration.

Company Accounts: Payment must be received within 30 days of invoice.

Participants must cancel registration at least 48 hours prior to the start of class to receive a full refund. Cancellations that occur after the 48-hour timeline will not receive a refund.

Registrants may drop their registration through the online registration portal or by contacting Northland at 218-683-8649 or emailing

We reserve the right to cancel/postpone a class due to low enrollment, weather, or other reasonable situations that arise.

Northland reserves the right to cancel a class up to two days prior to the class start date unless otherwise noted. If a class is canceled by Northland, a full refund will be issued. In the event of a cancelation, an email will be sent to all participants and/or company clients.

If there is inclement weather, please check your email for a class cancelation notice. If the class is held on campus, you may also view our college website for notification of campus closure.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and Northland Community & Technical College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunity. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. In addition, discrimination in employment based on membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law or familial status is prohibited.

Harassment of an individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or familial status is prohibited. Sexual violence has no place in a learning or work environment. Further, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall work to eliminate violence in all its forms. Physical contact by designated system, college, and university staff members may be appropriate if necessary to avoid physical harm to persons or property.

Students with a qualifying disability can request an accommodation through Northland’s Academic Success Center by contacting Sara Johnson at (218) 683-8560 or