MN Transition Coalition News - May 3, 2021

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Online Virtual Recovery Coach Academy (RCA) with Ethics

Registration Now Open Until Friday July 23, 2021

Training Location: Virtual/Online

Training cost: $650.00 which includes a $150.00 non-refundable deposit. Payments must be received no later than Friday July 23, 2021. This class will be limited to 25 participants and is filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Training Dates / Times: August 30th thru September 4th / 8am to 5pm

Participants must attend all 6 days to meet the educational requirements to receive completion certificates. This RCA meets all the educational requirements for the Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) and Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Reciprocal (CPRSR) credential(s) issued by the Minnesota Certification Board (MCB). Bold North Recovery and Consulting is approved by MCB to provide the peer recovery curriculum. 

To register or for more information please email

Community Engagement Sessions for Workforce Development Training Organizations

The mission of DEED is to grow Minnesota's economy for everyone. One of the most important ways we pursue that mission is through partnerships. Minnesota is home to many nonprofit and civic organizations who are building innovative solutions to help Minnesotans from all backgrounds find meaningful employment across the state. DEED offers the opportunity to apply for competitive grants for these organizations to partner with us in providing workforce development training and services.  

We need to ensure that organizations across the state are aware of these competitive grant opportunities so that we serve more Minnesotans who need our help most. With this in mind, DEED is convening several virtual Community Engagement Sessions to ensure we are raising awareness about workforce development grant opportunities for community organizations throughout the state. Details and registration information are below.

Goals -

  • Meet you virtually and learn about your work.
  • Provide information on upcoming DEED workforce development training competitive grant opportunities available for State Fiscal Years (SFY) 2022 and 2023.
  • Solicit community input and feedback.

Presenters -

  • Hamse Warfa, DEED Deputy Commissioner, Workforce Development
  • Marc Majors, DEED Director, Employment and Training Programs Division, Workforce Development
  • Kirk Crowshoe, DEED American Indian Liaison
  • Maureen Ramirez, DEED Director, Office of Economic Opportunity

Dates - All meetings will be held on the Teams Platform, livestreamed, and held 10:00  - 11:00 AM. All of the core meeting content is the same, with some meetings having different guest speakers to introduce the topic. You can attend any meeting.

  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021
  • Tuesday, May 18, 2021
  • Tuesday, May 25, 2021 

Questions - Contact Us:

Accommodations - If you need an accommodation to attend one of these virtual events, please contact Christine Pribbernow by April 30, 2021.

Register Here

Professional Career Development Training

Twin Cities Rise offers 8 weeks of FREE online training for Professional Career Development, leading to full-time employment. We have 2 upcoming sessions in May 2021.
We provide training on specifically tailored 21st-century skills and assist with support/ resources on professional and personal barriers to employment. Participants will be interviewing with employer partners who are hiring directly
for full-time positions. Our amazing team will professionally write/ proofread resumes and fully prepare participants for interviews.

More Information Here



BI Group

 Electronic Monitoring Installer (Minnesota DOC)

BI Incorporated, the leading provider of state-of-the-art high technology systems and treatment services in the criminal justice market has part-time opportunities in the state of Minnesota. Duties include installing, removing, and servicing of electronic monitoring devices. Work hours are flexible as long as work is completed within contractual guidelines. High School diploma and valid driver's license are required. Law enforcement, security, or military background preferred. Candidate selected will be required to successfully complete a background check and drug screen. Must have internet and cell phone.   Bi-lingual preferred. To apply, please go to:

No phone calls please.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Location: Minnesota
  • Compensation: $16.48

Branches Program
Applications Now Open!

At Tree Trust, we believe transformation happens when young people learn the skills to build meaningful careers while making our community a greener, healthier place to live.

Grow Your Green Career!

Tree Trust Branches offers a twelve-week program starting June 7th where young people, ages 18-25, develop hands-on paid career training in tree care and property maintenance. Earn industry credentials and get connected with future employers. Apply by May 7th!


Who Can Participate?

• Young adults, between the ages of 18-25, who have both a valid driver’s license and high school diploma or GED.
• Individuals must be eligible to work in the United States
• Reside in the following Counties: Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Scott, Ramsey, and Washington

Click Here for Branches Application

Branches Crew Leader

Teach, supervise, and motivate young adults (18-25) on a daily basis in a safe, educational, and professional manner by providing high quality job-training experience through the completion of community-based projects and industry-recognized curriculum. Projects will include tree care, grounds maintenance, and may include landscape construction.

Click Here for Crew Leader Application


rent help

RentHelpMN is Now Open for Applications

Minnesota Housing is pleased to announce that RentHelpMN is now open and accepting applications. RentHelpMN makes it possible for eligible renters to get caught up on overdue rent and utilities dating back to March 13, 2020. It also makes provisions for those at risk of falling behind on rent payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please note that RentHelpMN is in Phase One, in which people with past due rent who meet eligibility requirements are invited to apply.

To apply for RentHelpMN, please visit or call 211. The 211 helpline has dedicated multilingual staff available to answer questions about RentHelpMN, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Visit to learn more about the program and eligibility requirements and to apply.

Schedule your COVID-19 Vaccine at the State Fair Community Vaccination Site

Click here to schedule your appointment:  

Or call (833) 431-2053

There are over 12,000 open Pfizer appointments over the next week for those within these zip codes at the MN State Fair Community Vaccination Site. You can sign up RIGHT NOW using this link to get your spot:

  • Minnesotans can schedule appointments now by clicking on this link: 
  • Or schedule an appointment by calling (833) 431-2053
  • Anyone within these zip codes is eligible!  Bring your family and friends ages 16+.
  • Appointments are filling quickly. Sign up now!
  • There is no requirement to show government ID either during registration or at the site.
  • Getting the vaccine is free and health insurance is not required.

For the most up-to-date, accurate information on these safe and highly effective vaccines, check out resources from the Minnesota Department of Health and the CDC.

COVID-19 information in other languages:

Hope House is currently accepting new admits!

Hope House of Itasca County is a medium intensity inpatient Men’s MI/CD adult program located in Grand Rapids Minnesota.

We offer:

  • Mental Health Outpatient Services
  • 90 day inpatient MI/CD medium intensity program

Peer Recovery Support Services:

  • Job Search
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Assistance with applying for public benefits
  • On-going recovery support
  • Medication Assisted Treatment

Admission criteria for the Hope House of Itasca County are the same for everyone, without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender or ability. Hope House is not, however, appropriate for people in need of emergency medical care or for those who are deemed to be at risk of harm to self or others. Arrangements for admission are made in advance by contacting the Hope House Men’s Program at (218)326-1443.


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