Approved Training FAQs
Q: How long does it take for approval once I submit a completed training proposal?
A: Approval for an authorized training program will take place within 24 hours.
Q: Can I choose my own school?
A: Yes. If your choice of schools is supported by the documentation within your training proposal, your counselor will typically agree with your choice.
Q: Will you pay for a 4 year degree?
A: The goal of the program is to get Minnesotans back to work as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, taking time and money to earn a complete 4 year degree is not possible while enrolled in this program. If you are close to completing a degree or certification, we will consider financial assistance while you complete coursework. Otherwise, your counselor will encourage you to explore a shorter-term program that will offer the enhanced skills necessary for you to become competitive in this job market.
Q: What if I accept an offer for employment after I’ve enrolled in training?
A: No problem. We understand if you must quit your training program for the new job. However if at all possible, we encourage you to continue attending your pre-approved classes. Check with your counselor and explore alternatives to ensure that dates and times of your training do not conflict with your new priority – your new job!
Q: Will you pay for training out of state?
A: Typically, yes. Just as with any other training options, if you and your counselor agree that a program offered by an out-of-state provider is your best option, it can be approved by your counselor. Your counselor will caution you on the added expenses typically associated with traveling and lodging and ask that you present a plan to cover the extra expenses that are disallowed by the DW program.
Q: Will you pay for online classes?
A: Yes, a wide variety of training and certification programs are offered online today. As with any other training plan, work with your counselor to explore your options and if the online method is the optimum, it too can be approved by your counselor.
Explore Career Training and Educational Options
No matter your age, occupation or level of experience, in today’s job market education and training opens doors – positioning you ahead of the competition. Whether you’re looking to enhance your business skills, improve your project management knowledge or grow your technology expertise, we can help.
We’ll help you assess your education and training needs, and discuss the options that will best help you meet your career goals. Your HIRED counselor can connect you to a variety of certificate, diploma and degree programs offered online and at public and private colleges convenient to you.
Explore the training opportunities offered by some of our well known training partners such as Hennepin Technical College, University of St. Thomas, North Hennepin Community College, TechSkills, Normandale Community College, Center for Professional Development@ITT Technical Institute (formerly Benchmark Learning), Saint Paul Community College, University of Minnesota, Easel Solutions and Watermark Learning.