Workforce Development Solutions provide educational resources that meet the needs of business and industry.

Northland’s Workforce Development Solutions team has many years of experience serving individuals and businesses in Minnesota and North Dakota. We focus on our regional workforce by offering continuing education opportunities, creating customized training options, and collaborating with organizations to design professional development solutions. These collaborations include creating youth outreach programs, co-hosting manufacturing industry awareness events for students and educators, creating career pathways for organizations, writing and coordinating Minnesota Job Skills Partnership grants with businesses to train their workforce, and much more.

Meet the Team

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Kirsten Michalke

Dean of Workforce Development

  • 218.683.8647
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Ashley Gillund

Workplace Safety & Health Instructor

  • 218.683.8642
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Kristianne Boroski

Business & Industry Outreach Representative

  • 218.793.2428
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Tasha Draeving

Office and Administrative Specialist, Intermediate

  • 218.793.2748

Mission and Values

Northland Mission Statement

Northland is an innovative leader in higher education, preparing all learners with work and life skills that advance personal well-being and regional prosperity.

Workforce Development Vision Statement

We empower people through exceptional education to discover and create excellence within themselves and others.

Workforce Development Values

  • Meet community and regional workforce needs
  • Work collaboratively and build relationships
  • Meet adult learners where they are
  • Increase employee skills and organizational productivity
  • Serve with integrity

Register for courses today!

There is no time like the present to focus on your future. Our courses are designed to arm you and your employees with in-demand skills that matter in today’s competitive workforce.