Volume 08 | March 2021
For more than
20 years
The trainings that Workforce Development Solutions have already customized and delivered to area businesses include:

Business Technology
Leadership Development
Safety & Compliance
Specialized Trainings
Minnesota State Community and Technical College has been supporting businesses and industries throughout the region with skills and technology training that is custom designed for each client’s needs.

M State’s Workforce Development Solutions (formerly known as Custom Training Services) delivers more than 100,000 hours of training to more than 6,000 students each year. We make training convenient by offering it on-site, online or on our campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena.

More than 500 companies have hired Workforce Development Solutions for hour-based training that focuses on specific training or production needs and for credit courses that help prepare workers for new responsibilities and advancement. We will work with your company to develop the training that meets your needs.
  • Communication & Conflict
  • Cosmetology - Core Course (x2)
  • Cosmetology - Eyebrow Lamination & Tint and Eyelash Life & Tint (x2)
  • Cosmetology - Millennials in the Workplace
  • Cosmetology - Work-Life Balance
  • Firefighter II
  • Firefighter Orientation
  • Medication Administration for School Personnel
  • Medication Administration for Unlicensed Personnel
  • MN Commercial Vehicle Inspection Recertification
  • Nurse Assistant Training (2)
  • Nurse Assistant Test (5)
  • RN & LPN Refresher Course
  • The Nuts and Bolts of RSO Responsibilities & X-Ray Rule Continuing Education Seminar
  • You're Only a Leader if Others Follow
Companies Served March 2021
  • American Crystal Sugar
  • Auburn Manor
  • Barnesville Fire Department
  • Bethany Retirement Living
  • Biolife Plasma Services
  • Broen Home
  • CAPLP (Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership)
  • D & M Industries
  • Dent Fire Department
  • Dr. Robert Bond & Dr. Renee Sellers
  • Dr. Steven Erlandson DDS
  • Erskine Fire Department
  • Fargo Jet Center
  • Glyndon Fire Department
  • Halstad Fire Department
  • Hawley Fire Department
  • InVision Eyecare
  • J-Berd
  • Lake Park Fire Department
  • Lake Region Electric Cooperative
  • M State Internal (College-wide)
  • Mentor Fire Department
  • MN Board of Fire Training and Education (MBFTE)
  • Saving Smiles Dentistry
  • Serenity Valley Family Dentistry
  • Thief River Falls Fire Department
  • Ulen Fire Department
  • Viking Fire Department
  • Wadena County Friendly Rider
Training Topics Requested & Delivered in March 2021
  • 2020 National Electrical Code Changes and Calculations
  • ALL IN Leadership Training
  • BBP / Right-to-know / Confined Space
  • BLS CPR (Basic Life Support CPR)
  • CDL Pre-Trip Inspection Training
  • Finance for Firefighters
  • First Arriving Fire Officer
  • HazMat Operations
  • Journeyman and Master Electrician Prep
  • Leadership Development Series
  • Leadership Training
  • Live Structure Burn
  • Medication Administration for Unlicensed Personnel
  • Medication Assistant II
  • Microsoft Word 1-on-1 Training
  • MS OneDrive & SharePoint Training
  • MS Teams Basic Training
  • Nursing Assistant Training
  • Occupational Readiness and Pre-CNA
  • Rapid Intervention Teams
  • Water/Ice Rescue
  • Wildland Firefighting for Structural FF
What are people saying about WDS?
M State was able to develop custom classes to fit our exact need. Everything from the material to the class schedule was customized for the best learning experience. I am always surprised by how knowledgeable the instructors are and how willing they are to customize the class material to exactly what we need. Our employees come away with knowledge that they can directly use in their current and future jobs. This leads to better employee engagement. Have a conversation with M State about your training needs and you will likely be surprised at what they can offer."
~ David Hagen, Technical Manager - Electronic Design
John Deere Electronic Solutions

First time offering in April....HIPAA in Dentistry class.

If you know of anyone interested in welding training, send them our way!

Discussions are being had around offering welding training to the public. We get many inquiries, but cost and location are some barriers. Financial assistance that has come about due to the pandemic may help us fill a class.

With millions of COVID vaccines being rolled out, and with spring in the air, businesses are starting to open up to public traffic again, which means they are also thinking about training for their employees. The phones are ringing off the hook and the grant monies are flowing.

WDS recently has been taking a more focused approach to their marketing and are trying to make a more prominent social media presence. Please look for us and like our page. Then, like and share our posts to help us reach further. Your teamwork is appreciated!

Become an ADJUNCT TRAINER for our region's workforce.

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS are needed in the following areas to provide workforce solutions by sharing their expertise:

  • Manufacturing Skills (CNC Machining, GD&T, Safety, etc.)
  • Customer Service / Leadership
  • Trade Skills
  • Microsoft products

.......AND MORE

~ ~ ~ Flexible Scheduling ~ ~ ~

Contact one of the WDS directors below to inquire and offer your services. If you are excited about a topic and want to share that excitement with the world, here's your chance!
Contact Us
Executive Director
Director of Business
& Industry Training
Director of Health Training