Connecting Minnesota Stearns & Benton County Job Seekers and Employers

Career Solutions, formerly Stearns-Benton Employment & Training Council (SBETC), is dedicated to helping the Stearns and Benton County community grow by meeting the workforce needs of businesses and job seekers now and in the future.

Career Solutions is an employment and training organization. For over thirty years, through career counseling, job training, and business relationships, we’ve helped entry-level to experienced workers – youth to adults – train for and gain meaningful self-sustaining employment.

Job Seeker Programs

For Job Seekers, we provide unemployed or underemployed individuals assistance to secure meaningful and self –sustaining work through our programs.

Adult Programs

Adult Programs

Youth Programs

Youth Programs

Work Experience

Work-Based Learning

More Programs

Employer Services

We connect businesses with qualified workers, provide access to employee training, and link businesses to state, federal, and local resources.

Training Grants & Incentives

Training Grants and Incentives

Employer Programs

Employer Programs

Success Stories.

Real stories from real people

“I just want to thank you for all your efforts in helping me!  When I first came to Career Solutions I was lost and unsure of my future.  You gave me confidence and inspired me.  Now I have goals and confidence AND a future to look forward to.  I am very excited about my new career!  All of your help has been greatly appreciated.”

Christine D., Career Solutions Client
Jeremy P

“I really want to thank you again for all you have done for me.  It has meant so much to me and has made this journey so much easier.  The Dislocated Worker Program at Career Solutions has been wonderful and has had such a big impact on my life. I am so grateful.”

Jeremy P., Dislocated Worker Program

“Please tell everyone there THANK YOU from the heart!  You are all dedicated at Career Solutions and doing a wonderful job.  You were always upbeat and positive and it really helped to motivate me.  You really do good work for people.”

Mike B., Career Solutions Client

“The HR Networking Group through Career Solutions has been a wonderful opportunity to discuss human resource issues with other business in the St. Cloud area. There is such a vast wealth of knowledge and experience with the group and the programs and training information available is invaluable.”

Connie K. , Kensington Bank

“Career Solutions OJT program helped me get through the initial process of training a new hire where needed resources could be directed to getting our new employee up and running. The initial startup process and needed training can be very time consuming and expensive. The OJT helped offset these expenses and was definitely a beneficial service to our company.”

Brian Lorenz, Owner/ Programmer, New Frontier Services, Inc.

“Career Solutions HR Networking Group has been a valuable resource for getting connected to the local HR community as well as getting and giving advice on any HR questions and/ or challenges. I would recommend Career Solutions and this group to other local employers.”

Megan I., Business Development, Doherty Staffing, HR Networking Group Member

“I love Career Solutions – HR Networking Group, I look forward to it every month! It’s great to have a group of like- minded professionals to share ideas with. I would absolutely recommend Career Solutions to other local employers!”

Katie L., Talent Acquisition Coordinator, Alltran, HR Networking Group Member

“Career Solutions HR Networking Group has been a great opportunity to problem solve real world real time issues we are facing in Human Resources with other HR professionals. I would recommend Career Solutions to other local employers.”

Michelle S., HR Manager SCR, HR Networking Group Member

“I was having problems…dead end job, after dead end job. I found myself unemployed and at the WorkForce Center and had noticed Career Solutions – Dislocated Worker Program. I met with a career planner and completed career assessments to see what kind of work I would be suited for. My career planner reviewed my assessment results with me and showed me labor market projections of job openings in each field. I then selected the trucking field. My career planner helped me get into a truck driving training program right away. In six weeks, I had my CDL Class A driver’s license! I was then able to land a job in the industry, nearly tripling my previous income. I can’t say enough about how great the Dislocated Worker Program is! I probably couldn’t have done it without them!”

Mike, State Dislocated Worker Program
Justine Testimonial

“The WIOA Adult Program made a huge impact!  I have been so humbled by the generosity and have found myself so grateful for the all of the benefits this program has given me.  What I found most helpful with the WIOA Adult Program is the support from the Career Solutions career planners who helped me and the tuition funding that was given to me through this program. To all those that play a role in the WIOA Adult program, thank you! You have made a difference in my life!”

Justine, WIOA Adult Program
Sara Testimonial

I would recommend the WIOA Young Adult Program to others.  It is a great source of support to prepare you for the future and your success.  They care about you doing well!”

Sarah O., WIOA Young Adult Program
Ken Testimonial

“The value in receiving the Career Connections curriculum Certification of Completion is that it gives the Youthbuild students credit toward their apprenticeship while still in high school. This will result in starting at a higher rate of pay and developing the skills necessary for success.”

Ken H., Representative for the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters, Youthbuild

“The Youthbuild program built a beautiful pavilion for the Clearview Elementary School community.  The pavilion is the trail-head to the Clearview Forest.  The pavilion and forest are used on a daily basis by teachers and people from the community.  The structure serves as a shaded space to host classes, eat lunches and for rest and quiet solitude.  The Youthbuild program assisted in the planning, transporting of the supplies and building of the structure.  The Tech Youthbuild and Clearview Elementary School formed a wonderful partnership in this process.”

Andrea C., Teacher at Clearview Elementary, Youthbuild

“Being an Outreach to Schools intern was a great experience!  I enjoyed being able to learn, receive training, and go to meetings with staff from Career Solutions. I also enjoyed getting to know the students and staff at a local high school, assisting the students with career and job readiness skills.”

Trisha, SCSU Career Solutions Outreach to Schools Intern

Resources Available To You

Providing you with the necessary resources for your next opportunity

Career Lab

Apply online at various jobs right in our career lab, get assistance when you need it.

Free to Use

Free to use for your job search during normal business hours.

Over 20+ Programs

We have well over 20 detailed programs that are catered to your specific need.

Everyone Welcome!

Whether you’re a job seeker, employer, or looking to get work experience we’ll work with you to get you on your way!

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