Northwest Region Blog
The presence of such industry powerhouses as Polaris, Arctic Cat and New Flyer make Northwest Minnesota a hub of transportation equipment manufacturing.
From wheat and potatoes to soybeans and sugar beets, the region is a major producer and processor of food staples and specialty agricultural products. Click here to view the blog.
PUBLIC NOTICE ANNOUNCEMENT PUBLIC NOTICE to submit the 2021-2024 Workforce Annual Plan for the utilization of State and Federal Employment and Training Funds in Local Workforce Development Area 2 (LWDA2) and 30-day opportunity for Public Comment.
Comments should be submitted by May 26, 2021, to: Vicki Leaderbrand, Executive Director, Rural Minnesot...
Job fairs are a routine vehicle to help connect job seekers with hiring employers. BUt when COVID-19 interrupts the tried and true delivery method of putting the two groups together, alternative methods may be needed. That is exactly what Rural Minnesota CEP has done, offering a series of unique jo...
Pequot Lakes High School took some time to recognize some students paving their path into the workforce, as well as the local businesses helping them do it.
Dan Determan | Apr. 16, 2021
Pequot Lakes High School students Keean Kerger (left), Tommy Franz and Vinny Sposito pose with plaques in appreciation of loca...
Northwest, MN – The Regional Workforce Alliance (RWA) of Northwest Minnesota is proud to announce new recipients of the Inclusive Workforce Employer (I-WE) designation. The following organizations received the I-WE designation for their commitment to and development of an inclusive and equitable culture within their business and the region:
Aviation enthusiasts come to Javron, Inc. in Brainerd to have their experimental aircraft designed, built or repaired. That would not be possible without individuals like Kelsey Saba, a welder at Javron and recent graduate of the welding program at Central Lakes College (CLC), also in Brainerd. And just as Sab...
Last week we released our report exploring how the pandemic has impacted jobs and the workforce in Rural Minnesota. And on this episode, we get to dive in a bit deeper into this topic with a couple of our Workforce Development Boards and a labor analyst with the Minnesota Departmen...
As the new Board of Directors Chair of Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program (RMCEP), Lori Schwartz saw first hand the employment difficulties people struggled with as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. But she also saw the organization was up to the challenge of continuing to offer it...
Northwest, MN – The Regional Workforce Alliance (RWA) of Northwest Minnesota is proud to announce that three regional employers have been recognized with the Inclusive Workforce Employer (I-WE) Designation for their commitment to and development of an inclusive and equitable culture within their business and the region. The I-WE designatio...
Dear Friends and Supporters,
With one year completed as the Executive Director I can say that I am extremely proud of the work done here at RMCEP and the incredible staff that do it! I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen, and even more excited for what’s to come. I a...
Minnesota lawmakers passed legislation Monday night designed to help businesses and workers hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic. The measure approved in a special session includes grants to struggling small businesses and an extension of unemployment benefits for out-of-work Minnesotans.
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle pushed for the COVID-19 relief...
Juan’s experience with Rural Minnesota CEP, Inc. (RMCEP) provided him the opportunity to reach success in supporting his family and in becoming a role model to his children. He was happy to share his story:
Juan had a plan to earn his CDL-A but needed assistance with career planning, funding, an...
Central Lakes College was recently recognized as an Inclusive Workforce Employer (I-WE) by The Regional Workforce Alliance (RWA) of Northwest Minnesota.
The honor recognizes the college for its commitment to and development of an inclusive and equitable culture within the business and the region. The I-WE designation was created to recogniz...
Rural Minnesota CEP: CareerForce Challenge Highlights
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A very special thanks to our participating employers:
Teachers on Call
Bath & Body Works
Lutheran Social Services
Evergreen Youth & Family Services
PDW – Performance Driven Workforce
RMCEP cares about our customers and our staff. We want to help everyone stay healthy and well. Due to the alarming increase of COVID-19 cases in our service area, beginning Monday November 16, RMCEP will provide services through remote or virtual methods only. Please feel free to contact us b...