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Educational Resources

Do you need more education to help you get a better job or enhance your skills?  Here are some educational resources to help you get started.

Adult Classes

Certificate Programs

Schools & Colleges



Adult Classes – Minnesota Literacy Council:

  • English (ESL)
  • GED Classes
  • Adult Diploma
  • Reading
  • Math
  • College Prep
  • Career Training
  • Citizenship
  • Computers

Go To:  https://mnliteracy.org/hotline

(serving adults 17 years old and older, and not enrolled in high school)

Short Term Certificate Programs – Dakota County Technical College:

  • Fork Lift Operation Training (1-4 weeks)
  • Truck & Bus Driver Training (1-4 weeks)
  • Nursing Assistant (5-9 weeks)
  • Pharmacy Technician (5-9 weeks)
  • Web Application (9 months)
  • Early Childhood (9 months)
  • And many more…

Go To:  http://www.dctc.edu/academics/short-term-programs/

Certificate Programs – Minneapolis Community and Technical College:

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Information Technology Fundamentals
  • Medical Receptionist
  • Yoga Teacher Training
  • And many more…

Go To:  http://www.minneapolis.edu/

Search Schools & Colleges in MN:

Earn a degree, certificate, or diploma at a school and location near you.

Go To:  http://www.mnscu.edu/

Guide to Nursing Degrees: https://nursejournal.org/articles/types-of-nursing-degrees/


Financial Aid & Scholarships Guide for Nurses:


Scholarships for Women and Single Mothers:


Scholarships for Minorities:


Scholarships for College Students:


Scholarships for high school seniors:


Scholarship Search:


List of Popular Scholarships:

  • Exxon Mobil
  • General Electric
  • Wal-Mart
  • Any many more…

Go To:  https://www.salliemae.com/plan-for-college/scholarships/list-of-scholarships/