Contact

Laurel St Marie Durushia
Career Pathways Employment Counselor

lstmariedurushia@mnkaren.org 
320-434-7292

Contact

Par Yei Say
Employment Outreach Specialist

psay@mnkaren.org

Eligibility

Must be 18+

Persons of color  

Low-income 

Immigrant/refugee  

OR reside in these Ramsey County zip codes:  55106, 55107, 55130, 55113, or 55119 

Must be willing to commit to all trainings 

No Diploma or GED required 

Forklift and Commercial Driver’s License (On-Ramp)

Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash

KOM offers free forklift and Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) classes in partnership with Roseville Adult Learning Center and Saint Paul College. The class is designed to prepare individuals for warehouse and transportation careers. Participants will earn a forklift license and be prepared for the CDL Class A permit test. Qualifying students can continue onto Saint Paul College to earn a CDL Class A license.

In addition to learning skills for that specific career, participants will be partnered with a KOM employment counselor and financial coach to help them reach their employment and financial goals. In employment counseling, they’ll receive resume/application assistance, help with job search, and interview practice. Participants may be eligible for a stipend of up to $2500 per person for attending class and completing additional learning activities.  

Participants are welcome to start anytime on a rolling basis! 

Forklift Training

The forklift training is a great starting point for participants to learn the basics of beginning a warehouse and transportation career. Participants spend 3 weeks onsite at Saint Paul College and have 16 hours of behind the wheel training. During their time, they will earn 2 certificates: CareerLift Training Certificate and Forklift Training Certificate.

Class schedule

  • Start anytime on a rolling basis
  • 3 weeks
  • Monday – Thursday
  • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
  • Classes onsite at Roseville Adult Learning Center and Saint Paul College 

CDL Training (Includes Forklift Training)

In the CDL Training, participants learn the warehouse and transportation industry basics. This training is for participants who want to get their forklift license and CDL Class A permit. Participants receive CDL classroom training and behind the wheel instruction with a certified instructor (truck to practice included).

Photo by Zetong Li on Unsplash

Class Schedule

  • Start anytime on a rolling basis
  • 8 weeks 
  • Monday – Thursday
  • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
  • Classes are held at Roseville Adult Learning Center and Saint Paul College 

Eligibility

  • Must be 18+
  • Persons of color  
  • Low-income 
  • Immigrant/refugee  
  • OR reside in these Ramsey County zip codes: 55106, 55107, 55130, 55113, or 55119 
  • Must be willing to commit to all trainings 
  • No Diploma or GED required 

Register

Register for either of these programs by filling out our Career Trainings Interest Form.

For more information, please contact Laurel St Marie Durushia | phone: 320-434-7292 | email: lstmariedurushia@mnkaren.org 

Contact

Laurel St Marie Durushia
Career Pathways Employment Counselor

lstmariedurushia@mnkaren.org 
320-434-7292

Contact

Par Yei Say
Employment Outreach Specialist

psay@mnkaren.org

Eligibility

Must be 18+

Persons of color  

Low-income 

Immigrant/refugee  

OR reside in these Ramsey County zip codes:  55106, 55107, 55130, 55113, or 55119 

Must be willing to commit to all trainings 

No Diploma or GED required 

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