Job Training

Congratulations to the latest welding training class
on their December graduation!

As part of its financial stability initiative, United Way of Olmsted County provides support for students to participate in a number of vocational training initiatives.

Working through its Job Training Collaborative Partnership, the United Way identifies areas of current or expected hiring in the community. United Way works with employers in these areas to develop a curriculum designed to provide a solid foundation for a career in that industry through training programs of no more than two months in duration.

Classes are typically held at Hawthorne Education Center and Rochester Technical and Community College. Interviews with interested employers are held immediately upon successful completion of the coursework.

Past programs have been held in soldering, building utilities maintenance, welding, and customer service.

Please contact the Hawthorne Adult Education Center at 507-328-4440 for next available date of upcoming training opportunities supported by United Way of Olmsted County.

Events and Opportunities

For more information about the Fast Trac Program Outline click here.

In connection with the above, CareerOneStop has excellent resources for those considering a career in welding in Minnesota.

Be sure to post your resume at, make it searchable, and check there frequently for listings of the latest employment opportunities