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Announcements and Resources:

No Cost Career Trainings and Placement with Goodwill Easter Seals (see information below and flyers):

NO COST Job Training – Enroll Now!



Information Technology

Business Professional Pathways


(18 years and up for all trainings)

Business Professional Pathways: 10 weeks

Monday-Friday: 9am-1pm, Distant Learning with our staff at Goodwill.

Apply online or contact 651-379-5837 or

Construction: 12 weeks

Monday-Friday:8am-2:30pm you have to be available Goodwill Training Location – St. Paul, Job Site, Distant Learning:

SEE testimonial videos construction:

Apply online or contact 651-379-5837 or

 Automotive: 10 weeks, Driver’s License Required.

Monday-Friday:8am-12:30pm, Distant Learning and Goodwill Training Location – St. Paul:

Apply online or contact 651-379-5837 or

Information Technology: 12 weeks

Monday-Friday: 9am-1pm, Distant Learning with our staff at Goodwill.

Apply online or contact 651-379-5837 or

YouthBuild is a program for 16-24-year-old individuals who are unenrolled in school and seeking their high school diploma or GED.  There are three components to the program- Academics, Construction and Leadership.  Call or text 612-424-1050 or complete the YouthBuild interest form.

Free Career Building Workshops:  See the flyers below for Takoda Trainings and the Program Interest Form.  

Barriers to Entry Program:  Paid trainings for those getting into IT or a new career.  See flyers below.

Barriers to Entry Technical Training Program (see attachment below)

The Barriers to Entry (B2E) Technical Training program is designed to provide paid software development training and employment to individuals who have barriers to being able to enter or return to the workforce in a career within technology.

Barriers come in a variety of different forms. A few examples of individuals who experience barriers include:

  • People who have been out of the workforce due to illness, military service, or full-time caretaking duties
  • People without access to higher education that would allow them to study technology
  • Individuals from marginalized communities

About the training

  • No technical experience is required

All training is virtual, full-time days (M-F) for 9 weeks

    • Additional 2 hour help sessions will be held 3 evenings per week
  • Laptops and training materials are supplied
  • Training is a mix of live instruction and self-paced learning
  • After successful completion of the program, participants are placed in jobs with York clients
  • Ongoing support after graduation and placement in a job


    • During training - $600/week
    • After being placed - $25/hour with a potential for an increase after 6 months (based on performance)
  • Must haves
    • Ability to work in the US unsponsored
    • Ability to work Full Time
    • Pass a background check and drug screen. Criminal background eligibility depends on what the offense is.
    • Complete the assessment and interviews. Transportation to a metro area office location. Currently all positions are virtual, but it is possible that in the future participants would need to work on site.
    • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Commitment of 1 year with York as a B2E Consultant

Please see the attached document for further information. People interested in the program can complete the application and assessment at:

If you would like to talk more about Barriers to Entry, please reach out to me. Thank you for helping us spread the word about the Barriers to Entry program.

Sumner Library Resources: 

Our current displays are…

Black Woman Power – featuring books from the Gary Sudduth African American History and Culture Collection


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Voices of Afghanistan – featuring selections chosen by our Asian Pacific Heritage Team


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Skinny Books – quick reads for those who are short on time