Talent & Training

As we forge ahead into the 21st century, more and more businesses are looking to attract, retain, and develop talent. Businesses want strong employees to stick around, and that requires creating an enjoyable workplace. Employers who design “magnetic” brands are primed to succeed.
The Northland cultivates its talent in many ways. Its higher education network features 13 campuses that put out nearly 6,500 graduates per year. Businesses can work with an institution to tailor a curriculum around their needs quickly and effectively. Local high schools partner with community colleges and universites on technical training and education to give graduates a leg up when they head to college or enter the workforce.
Students and other job seekers have the ability to post their resume on NORTHFORCE, the region's online talent community. In turn, businesses can place their job postings on the website in order to find the perfect match. On top of that, both Minnesota and Wisconsin have six workforce centers that provide workshops and technical assistance, and sponsor hiring events. The Northland is ready to help employers ensure that their needs are met.