Workforce Development, Inc. (WDI) is a private, nonprofit agency dedicated to developing and advancing the workforce of Southeast Minnesota through career pathways and more. With ten area offices throughout the region, WDI assists thousands of individuals each year with career planning, skills and job training, and many other FREE services. WDI works with every population in the region from youth to adult to dislocated workers and employers. Particular focus is dedicated to working with communities and individuals who face multiple barriers to meaningful and living-wage employment.
WDI provides many different services and connects individuals with other relevant services and resources in Southeast Minnesota. Each individual and industry is unique; that’s why WDI takes the time to understand and work with each person and their situation.
Our mission is to develop and advance the workforce of Southeast Minnesota.
Our vision is to develop and advance the workforce of Southeast Minnesota by acting as:
- The champion for workers;
- The convening agent to bring workforce partners together to resolve workforce issues;
- The change agent to promote innovative and creative workforce system solutions; and
- The accountability agent to measure and manage the area’s workforce development system.
Our Core Values
We are a client-focused, action-oriented team of professionals dedicated to the principles of Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Education, and Community. To meet with one of our Career Planners about career pathways and other services, contact us today!
Programs & Services
We all start somewhere. And we all have a better chance of success with the right support. If you’re between the ages of 14 and 24 and want to gain work experience—or need help finishing your education—CareerForce is your first stop.
Some businesses close their doors. Others need to let their talent go for various reasons. When that happens, we’re often the first on the scene.
We want you to be successful finding a meaningful career and securing long-term family-sustaining wages.
Our services are tailored to meet your specific needs, including:
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Caledonia, MN 55921
Faribault, MN 55021
Kasson, MN 55944
Owatonna, MN 55060
Preston, MN 55965