• Welcome to M State Workforce Development Solutions!

    For over 20 years, we have worked with companies to help them expand and become more efficient, as well as assist in developing a skilled workforce. We do this by providing high quality training and well-educated instructors.

Leadership Development
Customer Service
Interpersonal Skills
Bullying in the workplace
Diversity - Culture Change - Generation Gap
Stress in the workplace
Dealing with Difficult People
Behavioral Expectations - Interviewing Skills
LEAN Implementation - Facilitating LEAN Projects


NRFP 70E (Arc Flash)
Basic electrical
Continuing Education Classes
Electrical application and troubleshooting concepts
Electrical safety - affected, qualified and refresher
Electrical theory and safety
Lock out/tag out

5S Training
Behavioral Expectations & Interviewing
Behavioral Responsibilities & Communication
Coaching: Bringing Out the Best in Others
Completing Performance Evaluations
Customer Service
Dealing with Emotional Behavior
Developing Effective Presentation Skills
Diversity Training
Generations in the Workplace
Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace
Healthcare Leadership Academy
Improving Work Relationships - Conflict Resolution
Leadership for Frontline Supervisors
Leading through Employee Relations
LEAN facilitation Training
Process Improvement
Professional Work Ethics
Project Management
Reasonable Suspicion
Root Cause analysis & Problem-Solving ProcessSexual Harassment/ Workplace Violence
Statistical Process Control (SPC) Workshop
Strategic Planning
The 4 Roles of leadership - Covey
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Covey
Train-the-Trainer instruction
Working Together for Quality Outcomes

Basic Mechanical Training
Blueprint Reading
Certified Production Technician Certification (CPT)
Computer Aided Manufacturing /Computer
Development of Basic Mechanic Traning
Fanuc Robot TrainingIndustrial Automation and Control - PLC's
Industrial Maintenance
Introduction to Machine Operator
Machining for Manufacturing
Manufacturing Economy (Make-it or Break -IT)
Mechanical, electrical, & Hydraulics Troubleshooting
Mill & Lathe Basics Instruction
Electrical Troubleshooting
Precision Maching
Blueprint Reading
Mechanical/Industrial Maintenance
Basic Technical Skills
ISO 9001
Backflow Tester
Steam Plant Engineering - Low and High Pressure
Electrical & Power Limited Continuing Education
Welding Training
Basic & Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

MN Commercial Vehicle Inspection Recertification
Aerial Lift Training
Confined Space Entry - Permit Required & Refresher
Emergency Action Plan Assessment & Consultation
Fall Protection & Prevention
Fire Extinguisher Training
Forklift Operator & Forklift Train-the-Trainer
Hazmat monitor awareness
Hazmat-awareness, operator or technician
Hazardous material awareness
HAZWOPER - initial and refresher
MSHA Part 46 New and Refresher
MSHA Part 48 New and Refresher
OSHA 10 and 30 General Industry and Construction
Respiratory protection and quantitative fit testing
Rigging - noncertified
Safety inspections and audits
Scaffolding safety - erector, competent person or user training
Trenching and excavation

Motorcycle Safety Courses
Pilot Car Training
CDL Class A
CDL Class B
CDL Safe Practices/ Defenisve Driving
CDL Refresher/ Annual Training


About Workforce Development Solutions

Welcome to M State Workforce Development Solutions!

Workforce Development Solutions supports business and industry growth in west central Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. For more than 20 years we have worked with companies to help them expand and become more efficient and to assist in developing a skilled workforce. We do this by providing high-quality training with well-educated instructors.

Evaluation: Your satisfaction is evaluated at multiple levels within the organization at varied times throughout your project.

The WDS Guarantee: We guarantee to meet every agreed-upon outcome and follow through with contracted promises. WDS provides skills and technology training for individuals and organizations either on-site at a company's facility, off-site, at one of our campuses or online. WDS serves more than 6,700 students and professionals annually, providing over 90,000 hours of training and working with over 500 companies in Minnesota and North Dakota.

Contact us to learn more about how M State Workforce Development Solutions can assist you with your training needs.



* On Site - training is delivered at the company's facility on the days and times requested by the customer.

* On Campus - training is delivered at one of our campuses (Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead or Wadena). This training option is effective when a client is planning company-wide training and needs a larger space, or when training requires specific equipment such as a computer lab. Training can be customized to meet the customer's needs with the amenities and convenience of utilizing our local campuses.

* Mobile Units - training is delivered through one of our mobile units (Precision Manufacturing, Safety, CDL). This training option is effective when a client is planning company-wide training and doesn't have the equipment needed or they are not located within a close proximity of one of the campuses.

* Online - with the ever-evolving world of technology and wide use of the Internet, online training allows individuals to work at their own pace to complete programs and receive a certificate of completion or, in some instances, continuing education credits (CEs). Online training is a viable option for individuals who need the flexibility or a more convenient method of training that works for their schedule.

Current online programs:

  • RN and LPN Refresher Courses
  • Minnesota Cosmetology Continuing Education 4-hour Renewal Course

* Interactive Distance Learning (ITV) - this training option allows the instructor to be in one location and broadcast at another location or multiple locations at the same time time. It's a great option for companies with multiple locations since the same training is being viewed by all employees simultaneously. The instructor can interact with those individuals at other locations; all can actively participate at once. At the off-site locations, the instructor is broadcast on TV screens, which allows for individuals to feel as if they are all at the same location. Each of our campuses has this unique training option, and it is also available at many facilities with an internet connection.

*Enrichment Courses (Ed2Go) - we offer a wide range of interactive online courses. All courses are taught by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Online courses are affordable, fun, fast and convenient.

To see which courses might interest you, click Register for classes and scroll through "online classes."


Mobile Classroom Video