Adult Career Pathways Resources

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Carpentry Bridge

This course covers the basic soft and math skills necessary to be successful as a carpenter. The bridge prepares students to actively participate and complete the carpentry course offered by the local Carpenters Union.

CDL Truck Driving Bridge

The course covers sections 1, 2, 3 & 5 of the MN CDL manual to allow them to take their permit test. The course does not cover extra endorsements like tanker or hazardous materials. The course only prepares for the Class A license; it does not prepare for school bus driving or include any direct math instruction.

Commercial Driver’s License Permit Course

Students become familiar with CDL career pathways offered through the local community and technical college. They analyze regional labor market data for the CDL industry and identify entry-level CDL employment options. Basic CDL concepts and terminology are covered as students develop their academic and study skills.

English for Manufacturing and the Trades

Students develop grammar, vocabulary, writing, reading, listening, speaking and math skills relevant to employment in manufacturing and the trades. Also includes career exploration and skill building for job interviews.

FIT 4 Advanced Manufacturing / Foundational Skills in Manufacturing – Basic Skills Lessons

Provides basic skills instruction in reading, writing, and math to students enrolled in a FIT 4 Advanced Manufacturing training. This is part of an Integrated Education & Training (IET) program.

Low Pressure Boiler License Course

This course leads to a state special license exam, which is the first step needed to operate or tend to low pressure stationary steam boilers and auxiliary steam equipment, such as pumps, compressors and air conditioning equipment. Career pathways include janitorial, building maintenance or apartment caretaker positions.

Machine Operator Bridge

This course adequately prepares students with background knowledge in workplace soft skills, basics in blueprint reading, a familiarity with workplace vocabulary and tools, a refresher on math skills necessary for machining, and a basic safety review.

Manufacturing (Learner Web)

Covers the past, present, and future of manufacturing careers, including both the scientific and economic aspects. Content includes basic machines, manufacturing power sources and process, safety, geometrical tolerancing, CNC operator, industrial maintenance, welding and employment knowledge/expectations.

Manufacturing Careers Bridge

Students become familiar with manufacturing career pathways offered through the local community and technical college. They analyze regional labor market data for the manufacturing industry and identify entry-level manufacturing employment options. Basic manufacturing concepts and terminology are covered.

Precision Sheet Metal

This course prepares students with the math they will need to be successful in a machine shop. The focus is on basic math skills: working with fractions, decimals, percent, proportions, and algebra; limited blueprint reading; accurate ruler reading, understanding tolerances, and conversions. Additionally, students will develop teamwork and communication skills.

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics (TDL) Career Bridge I Reading & Writing

Four units, each with a reading, research and fact-finding week followed by a writing week; four full writing projects. Students practice skills needed to pass Writing, Science and Social Studies GED exams, focused on TDL content. Students become familiar with career options in the TDL field and create their own career paths and implementation steps.

Welding Prep

The course introduces basic fundamentals of welding including equipment, vocabulary, types and techniques of welds, joints, grooves, defects, Ohm’s law, safety, symbols and beginning blueprint reading. Intended for students who have little or no experience welding.

Adult Career Pathways Glossary

Confused about Adult Career Pathways and transitions terminology? You’re not alone! See this handy ACP glossary.