• Participants with less than a high school degree completing a career pathways program,

    saw a 73% increase in wages.

  • 75% of people who completed a career pathway

    gained related employment.

  • By 2022, Minnesota will need to fill nearly

    550,000 job openings.

  • 70% of new jobs

    will require training beyond high school.

Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Workforce Innovation Network

We are a philanthropic collaborative committed to strengthening the workforce
in the seven-county Minneapolis Saint Paul region.

We take a big picture approach to solving Minnesota’s workforce development challenges.

Challenge: Ready Workforce

career pathways

By 2022, Minnesota will need to fill nearly 550,000 job openings.

Employers lack qualified applicants for high-demand jobs – many of which require at least some post-secondary education or training. At the same time, we have one of the largest opportunity gaps in the nation with too many Minnesotans experiencing unemployment or underemployment.

Outcome: Prosperous Families

career pathways

We work to provide all Minnesotans with an opportunity to build a family supporting career. Currently, just over half of all working-age adults in Minneapolis-St. Paul currently earn a sustaining wage. After successfully completing a career pathways program, participants with less than a high school degree saw a 73% increase in wages.

Our vision is a prosperous and equitable region where businesses have the skilled workers they need to compete and all adults have the opportunity to participate in the workforce and advance toward family-sustaining wages.

49%

…of all working-age adults in the Twin Cities are NOT earning a family-sustaining wage.

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