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Certified Nursing Assistant – (CNA)

SOAR is partnering with Lake Superior College, Duluth Adult Education and CareerForce to provide qualified individuals with FREE, professional training! 

Are you a compassionate, caring, and hardworking person? Then start your career in healthcare by taking our FREE Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training. CNAs are in-demand in this region and full-time employees earn on average $17-$22 per hour.

You will get the knowledge and hands-on experience to work effectively with patients

This course prepares you to successfully pass the state Nursing Assistant Test Out 

CNAs work in many settings including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living, group homes, and in-home

Get connected to opportunities for further education to advance your healthcare career path.

Contact us at 218.722.3126 for more information




Commercial Driver's License

In this training you will prepare to pass a commercial driver's license test. Learn basic and advanced procedures for operating a truck, understand commercial driving safety, vehicle systems, and how to report malfunctions. Gain professional driving skills, earn a Class A Commercial Driver's License, and qualify for entry-level driving positions. 


MnDOT Highway Construction Training

With 16 weeks of training you will be prepared for a career in construction! Freshen up your skills in math, get OSHA-10 certified, learn blueprint reading, green construction techniques and standards, financial literacy, how to interview successfully with contractors, and get the chance to speak with professionals in the field. Through this training you will also get the opportunity to do up to 4 weeks of hands-on training at union training centers of your choice.

Gain insight into the highway heavy trades of laborers, operating engineers, iron workers, and the other crucial construction trades that help build Minnesota's roads and infrastructures. 

Training runs January 9th, 2024 - May 3rd, 2024 | if interested please call 218.722.3126 or email us at 


Medical Office Support Specialist

Do you have a desire to work in healthcare but prefer to work within an office setting? Full-time Medical Secretaries in Duluth earn on average $39,400 annually. 

Our Health Services training through Lake Superior College prepares students for administrative roles within healthcare settings 

This training prepares you to work in a variety of medical settings, in a variety of positions that include scheduling, registration, data entry, etc. People who have completed this training can work in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, assisted living, dental offices, chiropractic offices, etc. 

We are currently recruiting for our Health Services Training starting in January 2023. To find out more and to get started on enrollment please contact us at 218-722-3126 or email for more  information.

Construction/Building Trades

In partnership with Duluth Adult Education, Building Strong Communities and Duluth Workforce Development, SOAR offers case management and advocacy support for participants seeking placement in building trades registered apprenticeship programs. Participants receive multi-core craft (MC3) curriculum instruction, a pre-apprenticeship training curriculum, developed and approved by the Building Trades National Apprenticeship and Training Committee. Participants receive an overview of the multitude of trade opportunities, get hands on exposure at various union training sites, prepare for job interviews, and meet directly with union representatives and contractors.  Advocates are there every step of the way - from enrollment to hands-on training to enrolling into a registered apprenticeship program. Participants increase their skills and personal connections to enter into the construction industry.  

Contact us at 218.722.3126 for more information

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Trained Medication Aide (TMA)

Are you a CNA looking to advance in your position or increase your wage? Then, our TMA training is a great fit for you! 

This month-long, online training course through LSC prepares you to be able to distribute patient medications in a healthcare setting 

Being a TMA in addition to a CNA can raise your hourly wage between $1-3, and make you a valuable asset in many healthcare facilities 

TMA is not recruiting but will be soon- please check back for a flyer or call 218.722.3126 for more information.

Career Connect

Are you 16-24 years old? Looking to start your career in a growing industry?

Career Connect is a program connecting youths to employment opportunities in the hospitality industry. Youths receive one on one case management to assist with job search efforts, filling out applications, developing resumes, and preparing for interviews. This training is cost-free and includes financial incentives for each milestone you achieve in your career journey.

Why should I do Career Connect?

  • You’ll begin your career in an industry where many in leadership began their careers
  • Get to learn the hospitality industry and the many different career options, such as management, maintenance, food service, housekeeping, and others
  • Explore a variety of career pathways and find your best fit without stress

For more information on how to begin your exploration, give us a call!

Please contact Emma Collier, Career Specialist, at 218-722-3126 or by email at for more information and how to get started

Other Job Trainings

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