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    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.

Workforce Development Solutions

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About Workforce Development Solutions

Welcome to M State Workforce Development Solutions!

For over 20 years, 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 delivers more than 100,000 hours of training to over 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.


* 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 Core Course and 4-hour Professional Practice courses

* 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, visit www.ed2go.com/minnesota and scroll through "online classes."

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Register for classes

To register or view our current classes, please click here. You will be redirected from our M State Workforce Development Solutions website. The registration page will open in a new tab. To get back to our M State Workforce Development Solutions website, close the registration page.

Additional Registration Options:

By Mail: Complete the registration form and return it with payment to:

Minnesota State Community and Technical CollegeAttn: Denice Brewer1900 So. 28th Ave.
Moorhead, MN 56560

By Fax: Complete the registration form and fax it to: 218-291-4266

Visit our office at:

Higher Education Center1110 So. 14th St. Room 142Moorhead, MN 56560

By Phone: Registrations will be accepted by phone if you are paying by credit card or requesting your fee to be billed to your employer at: 800.426.5603 ext. 6576 or 218.299.6576

All course fees are due at the time of registration.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please reserve your place early as classes fill quickly.

Class cancellation & Storm closings:

M State reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. If the class is cancelled, you will be contacted by phone or e-mail. When M State is closed due to bad weather, customized training classes are also cancelled.


Workforce Development Staff

Denice Brewer

Administrative Assistant, Workforce Development Solutions
Contact Denice

Jamon Friendshuh

Administrative Assistant, Workforce Development Solutions
Detroit Lakes
Contact Jamon

Amy Hochgraber

Director of Business & Industry
Detroit Lakes
Contact Amy

Sheila Jesness

Administrative Assistant, Workforce Development Solutions
Detroit Lakes
Contact Sheila

Karen Stenstrom

Director of Health Training
Fergus Falls, Moorhead
Contact Karen

BreAnna Tracy

Administrative Assistant, Workforce Development Solutions
Contact BreAnna

GL Tucker

Executive Director, Workforce Development Solutions
Detroit Lakes
Contact GL


Our Instructors

Ben Doyle

Industrial Maintenance Instructor
Contact Ben

Rick Loveland

Fire Service Preparation Faculty
Contact Rick



For Open Enrollment Classes:

  • Steam Plant/Boiler Engineering
  • Cosmetology
  • Electrical
  • Motorcycle
  • Vehicle Inspection Re-certification

For Contract Training Classes:

  • Business Development/Leadership
  • Safety
  • Trade and Industry
  • Travel Leaders Academy

Please contact:

Please contact:

  • Sheila Jesness
  • 218.846.3763
  • 800.492.4836 ext. 3763
  • Fax: 218.846.3706


  • Healthcare
  • Emergency Services
  • Fire Training


  • Nurse Assistant Testing
  • Nurse Assistant Classes

Please contact:

  • Denice Brewer
  • 218.299.6576
  • 800.426.5603 ext. 6576
  • Fax: 218.291.4266

Please contact:

  • BreAnna Tracy
  • 218.299.6903
  • 800.426.5603 ext. 6903
  • Fax: 218.291.4266

Last modified: April 29th, 2019 at 01:52pm