Workforce Development Solutions

Workforce Development Solutions (WDS) specialize in providing educational resources that meet the needs of business and industry.

Frequently Asked Questions

We know you have questions. Below are the ones we get most often about Workforce Development Solutions and our training courses. Need help? Let’s chat. Email or call us at or (218) 683-8649.

How do I register for 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

How do I know if my registration is complete?

If a valid email address is entered during the registration process, 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.

How do I pay for courses?

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.

What are the cancellation and refund policy?

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

How do I know if a class has been canceled or postponed

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.

What is the policy for Equal Opportunity and non-discrimination?

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.

Where do I go to request a disability accommodation?

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

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