Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Carpenter training center to be built

excerpted from Fargo Forum, 10-13-08

A $2.4 million training center is being built in Fargo to train apprentice carpenters in their craft and help journeyman-level workers advance their skills in the latest technology and practices.

It is being built by a partnership of the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters and Minnesota and North Dakota contractors. It will open in the spring.

The new center is at 513 36th St. N., Fargo.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Need a job? Be a nursing assistant

excerpted from the Becker County Record, 10-1-08

With the shortage of workers in the medical industry, Detroit Lakes Adult Basic Education is offering a pre-certified nursing assistant class to prepare for future certified nursing assistant courses. The class will help students learn medical jargon, local opportunities, regulations and more.

The class is free and runs for six weeks on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning Oct. 14. For more information, call 218-847-4418.

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Perham wins $30,000 'cash prize' from EDA

excerpted from Perham Enterprise Bulletin, 10-2-08

Perham is one of only a handful of Minnesota cities to earn a performance award from the Economic Development Administration. Perham received $30,000.

The EDA Planning Performance Awards recognize EDA investment recipients for projects that demonstrate outstanding collaboration and effectiveness in the planning phase. Awardees must use the money to increase the EDA's share of the cost of an EDA-funded project, which decreases the dollar amount of the local match. It can be applied to future projects.

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