What does it mean to explore the trades?
Big Ideas Offers introductory courses in a number of trades. We provide resources
Career & Education Resources
The Construction Careers Pathway (CCP) Alliance is part of a collaborative effort to provide year-round construction career exploration opportunities for Minnesota youth. It is the intent of the CCP Alliance to provide work-based learning exposure starting in middle school and concluding with a career in the Minnesota construction industry.
The building trades need you. From simple labor around the job site or shop to apprenticeships – the possibilities to learn, grow and discover a career are endless. No other industry has as many opportunities to learn on the job. Start by seeing what’s available with the resources below.
This website is full of information regarding education and apprenticeships in the state of Minnesota across all career types. Within the website you can take an interest assessment to help direct you on new career ideas to explore.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. This page of the website has links to assess interests, match skills, apprenticeships and more.
The Minnesota Department of Labor website for apprenticeships in the state has resources for both the potential apprentice and parents.
An organization similar to Big Ideas, not sure if they fit as a resource for sure, they provide exposure and then it looks like they link to the Construction Career Pathways and the DOL too.
MN Labor and Industry – YouTube
Playlist on YouTube created by MN Labor and Industry titled, “Apprenticeship Minnesota” sharing stories of apprentices.