So you’ve experienced the Mobile Learning Lab and have opened your eyes to the world of possibilities in a career in skilled trades. Now what?

Take the next step in your interest and development by leveraging our library of resources designed to help learners uncover potential opportunities. Between interest assessments, career exploration tools, apprenticeship information, and more, there are countless ways to jumpstart the next phase of your life. Explore below to get started.

Interest Assessments

Explore unique assessments and skills-matching exercises to help identify careers aligned with your interests.

CareerOneStop Interest Assessment

The CareerOneStop Interest Assessment walks you through 30 quick questions around what you like to do and what you don’t like to do to help uncover careers that fit your interests.

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Project Build Minnesota Career Tree

If you’re trying to figure out the best career for you, this decision tree is the tool for you. Select your preferred answer to each question to see the career that best suits your interests and abilities.

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My Next Move O*NET Interest Profiler

The O*NET Interest Profiler helps find your interests and how they relate to the world of work, so you can better decide what types of careers you might want to explore.

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Explore the Trades – What Trade Is Right for You?

Which trade is right for you? Answer these questions to discover the skilled trades career you may be best equipped for.

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CareerOneStop Skills Matcher

The CareerOneStop Skills Matcher lets you rate yourself on 40 key workplace skills to highlight careers that match your current abilities.

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Career Exploration

Check out these resources designed to help you explore trades further, including statistics, programs, apprenticeship connections, and more.

Construction Careers Foundation

The Construction Careers Foundation aims to increase the diversity of the construction trades while fostering long-term construction careers. View programs, careers, and more at the CCF website.

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Project Build Minnesota

View job opportunities, associate and bachelor’s degree programs, and more to help build a better future for the state of Minnesota.

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Explore the Trades

For newcomers and women in the trades, parents and educators, and employers and contractors, this website serves as a step-by-step guide to help you on your journey to a successful career in skilled trades.

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Construct Tomorrow

Construct Tomorrow was formed to bring awareness to high school students about the amazing post-secondary opportunities in the construction and building trades industries. Learn more and register for upcoming events near you.

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There are so many outstanding colleges and universities in the state of Minnesota, all searchable here by location or program.

Minnesota Colleges and Universities

Minnesota State consists of 26 colleges and seven universities throughout the state, offering 3,885 academic programs taught by exceptional faculty. Explore options by campus, program, or course at the link below.

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Skilled trades schools near you offer the chance to learn a new craft that can make a lasting impact on the world. Explore a wide range of programs and learn more about the process.

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Scholarship opportunities are one of the best ways to help finance your education.


There are a number of state and federal grant and loan forgiveness programs targeted at specific college majors, and this resource helps break those down as you plan your next step.

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Access helpful information on apprenticeships from various reputable industry resources.

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Customized and hands-on, apprenticeships allow you to learn and earn while also offering rewarding careers and flexible work/life balance. To obtain an apprenticeship, apply directly to the employer’s personnel or hiring office using this comprehensive sponsor directory.

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Construction Careers Foundation

Learn all about what an apprenticeship is and if it’s the right choice for your unique career path.

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Explore the Trades Apprenticeship

Explore this interactive map to learn more about apprenticeships, trade schools, and licensing information within your state.

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Craft Labor Demand Map

Total demand per state, updated quarterly.

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“I was mentored by many great people throughout my career, and I love being able to give back and teach young tradespeople who are following the same path.”

Rick Louwagie

Big Ideas Instructor

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