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Employment Services

Lifetrack's Employment Services expand educational horizons and open doors to meaningful career opportunities. We work with people with disabilities and people experiencing poverty to help launch and develop their careers.

Lifetrack’s Employment Services model relies on five key elements: mentor supports to build resiliency and confidence, financial skill development, job retention supports, motivational interviews and work-life balance supports. These elements are woven into the services, which include:

  • Job Training: Development of hard skills and acquisition of relevant credentials needed for success in high-demand, good-paying careers. We work closely with area employers to ensure our participants are prepared to meet their needs.
  • Employment Services: Development of soft skills such as job searching, interviewing, resume building and related activities needed to find jobs, as well as one-on-one post-employment supports needed to retain jobs. 
  • Educational Advancement: Connection to continuing education programs for high school diplomas/GED, ESL and other academic supports.
  • Financial Literacy Education: Group and one-on-one instruction to learn the building blocks of financial security: setting up bank accounts, achieving good credit, building savings and working toward financial goals.

 

Services for People with Disabilities

The goal of these innovative services is to help people living with disabilities find and retain jobs. This includes individuals experiencing mental health challenges as well as those with physical, intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, whose employment opportunities in the workforce have been limited but who are eager to find jobs in the community. 

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Services for People Experiencing Poverty

Lifetrack offers employment services to individuals who receive Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) assistance from the state of Minnesota. By coaching and mentoring low-income individuals, Lifetrack reduces barriers to employment and helps individuals learn pre-employment skills that secure stable employment opportunities. Participants receive job search assistance, skills training and case management. Lifetrack offers a job search center and job fairs with local employers as well.

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Become a Hiring Partner

Lifetrack works as an intermediary between businesses and our employment participants. We can provide interviews with qualified, pre-screened candidates for free. In addition to these programs, Lifetrack's Employment Services team works with more than 500 employers to help them find the right employees for the job and to ensure that prospective workers have the right training and supports to be successful on the job. 

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Minnesota Employment Center

Minnesota Employment Center (MEC) is a joint effort of Lifetrack, Rise, Inc. and Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Services. For more than 15 years, the MEC team has worked with clients who are deaf or hard of hearing to find the best job matches. MEC provides clients with free, on-the-job training in American Sign Language (ASL) and assists with finding job opportunities, resume and cover letter development, interviewing skills, job coaching, on-the-job support and more.

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Number of Clients Served in 2019

  • Employment Services

    733

  • Child & Family Services

    342

  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing - Family Services

    925

  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental
  • Collegis Education
    Collegis Education
  • Wells Fargo
    Wells Fargo
  • Associated Bank
    Associated Bank
  • American Family Insurance
    American Family Insurance
  • Marbrook Foundation
    Marbrook Foundation
  • Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation
    Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation
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