If you are looking into a career in the trades, you might be afraid that your career search is on permanent hold right now… You would be wrong. Now is a great time to research and get the application process going. Many things have closed, furloughed, or stopped – much of the economy has stopped, much, but not the trades. The trades are going strong!

Essentia Construction SiteLook outside when you take your next walk or drive to the store. Road construction, building projects are all on schedule and will need the skilled workforce to complete them.

While you are looking into your next career, look and see what is going on in your neck of the woods – what’s going on in just a part of the 218. Go to our Resources page to see how we can help you connect to the trades and check out the St. Louis County Projects while you are there.

We have a lot going on, the trades are working in the 218, and we want you to be a part of it now – and for the rest of your career.


Be Great – Be Safe


By |2020-07-09T09:00:41-05:00June 15th, 2020|

About the Author:

David Cook, MBA, is a Career Counselor with the Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training and the project lead for the 218 Trades initiative. From 2009 to 2018 Dave was the Director of Career Services with Duluth Business University. Overall, Dave has over 20 years working with unemployed, underemployed, and youth of Northeastern Minnesota. Dave is a familiar voice in Northland radio, co hosting “The Northland Sports Page” every Saturday morning.