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2/24/2021 9:00:00 AM
Southwest Minnesota is home to an innovative rural career and technical education (CTE) pathway initiative known as LYFT: Launch Your Future Today. According to their website, "The goal of LYFT Pathways is for every secondary student in the region to gain marketable skills through meaningful CTE courses and opportunities which lead to further education and careers that match our region's labor market needs."
In collaboration with DEED's Regional Analysis and Outreach unit, LYFT has created a video on YouTube that explains career exploration, including a focus on the 3 E's:
To help students through the process, they designed an interactive Road Map with lots of free and useful resources, including a comprehensive worksheet, information on tours, job shadowing, and other career events, and links to further education and training.
This information also syncs up with DEED's new Career Pathways tool, which can also help students and job seekers explore job opportunities and learn about the jobs that are in highest demand in the region. This includes links to our Path to Career Success page, which also lays out a helpful guide to career and education planning.
To use DEED's new Career Pathways tool, explore the helpful hints listed below:
Contact Labor Market Analysts Luke Greiner at 320-308-5378 or Mark Schultz or reach out to your local CareerForce location.