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Career Pathways

Employment Training Pathway Model

When learning is more than qualifying for a job, it’s about gaining a great career.

Pathway programs prepare and connect talented and motivated adults who are looking to find that really good job – one that provides a livable wage, challenging projects and offers opportunities for growth – with employers who are looking to hire talented, prepared workers.

Each pathway is unique and utilizes a cohort model whereby learners are supported by peers, advisors, instructors and career navigators. Participants complete job training, earn college credits, participate in internships, and acquire the skills needed to succeed in high demand positions. Typically, these pathway programs are no/low cost to the individual. Normandale is proud to be the educational partner in these kinds of projects.

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Paraprofessional/Teacher Assistant

Get started in a rewarding career in education

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Human Services Representative

Become a Human Services Representative and earn college credit

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Community Health Worker/Navigator

Improve your community's health in this emerging role

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Apprenticeships

Earn your degree and a paycheck while your employer pays for your tuition, books, and fees

New pathways are being developed and current programs start throughout the year.

This forward-looking approach depends on interested participants and strong partnerships.

If you are an individual interested in participating in a cohort employment pathway program, we would be happy to provide additional information on how to help you get started.

If you represent a business and are interested in exploring how a pathway model might enhance your recruitment pipeline for specific, in-demand jobs give us a call.

"Pathway programs align with our mission — providing a great education that supports the career goals and busy lives of our students.”

Dr. Joyce Ester, Normandale President

Components of an Employment Training Pathway Model

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