Tag Archives: program

New Opportunity: Student Connect

Posted by Administrator on January 6, 2021

NORTHFORCE has launched added programming to help connect area students with local professionals and organizations that are invested in our community: Student Connect. In partnership with higher education and K-12 institutions, Student Connect serves students from all 12 colleges, universities, and technical schools across the NORTHFORCE region of Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. The purpose […]

Year Four of Mentor Connection Launches!

Posted by Administrator on November 1, 2019

Members of the Mentor Connection Class of 2020 gathered at the Great Lakes Aquarium on the evening of October 8 for the program’s kickoff event. For Year Four, NORTHFORCE has paired over 40 college students with local business leaders for a year of one-on-one mentorship and professional development. Like last year, the program brings together students from […]

Followup Report: Arrowhead Manufacturers Training Program

Posted by Administrator on July 14, 2019

Successful first-time initiative graduates 27 participants with skills geared toward careers in manufacturing. Earlier this year, the Arrowhead Manufacturers and Fabricators Association (AMFA) partnered with Dale Carnegie Training to bridge the gap for underemployed workers in the Arrowhead region by providing a skills pathway and direct connection to local jobs in the light manufacturing trades. […]

Success Spotlight: Stephany Medina, Essentia Health

Posted by Administrator on December 2, 2018

Graduate of the Mentor Connection class of ’18, Stephany Medina, went straight from her mentorship to an internship at Essentia Health in Duluth, MN. “I was actually planning on moving down towards the Twin Cities and looking for a job there,” says Stephany. But when her mentorship concluded, her mentor Emily Anderson, Community Health Program Manager […]

Year Three of Mentor Connection Is Underway!

Posted by Administrator on October 24, 2018

Over one hundred mentors and mentees filled the Great Lakes Aquarium on October 9 at the official kickoff event for a third year of networking through NORTHFORCE’s Mentor Connection program. For 2018-2019, NORTHFORCE has paired 55 students with established local professionals based in the Twin Ports for seven months of one-on-one career guidance. The aquatic museum […]

Mentor Connection Spotlight: Jake Erickson

Posted by Administrator on July 21, 2018

Three Questions for Jake Erickson, Financial Advisor at Northwestern Mutual and returning mentor for the 2018-19 Mentor Connection program year: Why did you initially join Mentor Connection? I joined mentor connection because of the impact my mentors had on me both personally and professionally. I wanted to “pay it forward” and be able to attempt to […]

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