MN Transition Coalition News -March 7, 2022

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Construction Training and Placement  

Providing Free Highway Heavy Construction Occupation Training and Employment Preparation for Qualified Individuals

The Minnesota Departments of Transportation and Employment and Economic Development are offering job training opportunities for women and BIPOC individuals who are typically underrepresented in the highway construction industry.

The program is offered to prepare qualified candidates for employment in MnDOT-associated highway construction projects.

Qualified participants may receive training and job retention services. Program assistance may also include help with purchasing basic tools, work clothing, and specific expenses associated with finding and keeping a job. 

Individuals interested in the program must fill out the application. More information on the program can be found on our website at or by contacting:



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 Join Newport Healthcare and the Recovery Academy for

Grab and Go Breakfast Networking Event 

Thursday, March 29 from 8:30–10:30 am CT

Yellowbird Coffee Bar 1168 Shelby Ave. St Paul, MN 55104

Come enjoy a cup of coffee - our treat! Join me, the Recovery Academy, and other local professionals for networking and learn about other resources available in the area. Don't forget your business card because attendees will be entered into a raffle for a $100 gift card. Plan to pop in for a few minutes or stay the entire duration - whichever your schedule allows. 

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The Department of Corrections is holding a state-wide Corrections Officer hiring event on March 15

Share the event details with your friends and family! You can also visit the DOC's Facebook page to share the event with your networks!​

Serve your community! Join us for an onsite hiring event at MCF-Stillwater on March 15th from 10 am – 7 pm!

Interview, apply, ask questions, and meet people who work in corrections all in one spot. No appointment necessary.

We have Corrections Officer openings throughout MN. Answer our call and earn a $5,000 bonus!

Learn more about the event:

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Fergus Falls




Silver Bay

St. Paul



It was in college that some friends came to JayDoo with a serious challenge: join them and enlist in the U.S. Army. Wear the uniform. Serve his country. Knowing these decisions shouldn’t be made lightly, he considered the opportunity deeply. To swear an oath, to be part of something bigger than himself; these were life-changing commitments.

“I loved this country, and I desired to keep my friends safe and looked after. I discovered that inside, I knew I would be willing to protect and defend these men and women. So, I joined the Army.”

As a first-generation Hmong American, JayDoo was raised in Central Wisconsin. He now resides in MACV’s transitional housing in Minneapolis and, having received a new lease on life, he makes the most of each day.

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March Is Self-Harm Awareness Month

It’s essential for parents and providers to understand this issue, because as many as 25 percent of teens and young adults engage in self-harm. One important fact: While self-harm is considered a non-suicidal behavior, young people who self-harm are seven times as likely to attempt suicide in future.

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