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Connecting 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.

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We are an employment and training agency that provides assistance in building a skilled workforce – workers who can do the jobs of today and learn the jobs of tomorrow. For over 30 years, through career counseling, job training, and strong business relationships, Career Solutions helps entry-level to experienced workers – youth to older adults – train for and gain meaningful 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

Youth Programs

Work-Based Learning

Employer Services

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

Training Grants and Incentives

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

“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

“I find incredible value in networking with the Career Solutions HR Networking Group.  Collaboration like we experience with these colleagues provides invaluable ideas, recommendations and support to our work in the human resource arena for our organization to ensure growth and success in our region.”

Gail C.

“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 – Transitional Job Opportunity Program was a benefit to our office. It was a seamless process and the support services provided helped with the onboarding. The participant acquired transferable job skills which will set him up for success and future opportunities. It was a wonderful experience and a win-win for our office and the participant.”

Becky T., Office Manager, SCTCC

“We utilized Career Solutions – Transitional Job Opportunity program for the first time. We had some transition in staff over the past year and had the need for someone to help with our day-to-day data processing. Our campaign season is in the fall and is our busiest time of the year. We, with the help of Career Solutions found the perfect employee, Audrey. She has been so reliable and knowledgeable. By the third day she was performing the job on her own. She has taken on many other tasks as needed and does them all with a smile. She’s been a great addition and we’re so thankful for the opportunity to have her.”

Jessica H., Director of Workplace Campaigns, United Way

“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

“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

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

“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

Upcoming Events

Join us at one of our upcoming events

SCRUBS Camp

June 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

SCRUBS Camp

June 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

SCRUBS Camp

June 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Career Trek for Teens

August 6 @ 8:15 am - 12:15 pm

Career Trek for Teens

August 7 @ 8:15 am - 12:15 pm

Career Trek for Teens

August 8 @ 8:15 am - 12:15 pm

Career Trek for Teens

August 9 @ 8:15 am - 12:15 pm

Resources Available To You

Providing you with the necessary resources for your next opportunity

Resource Area

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

Free to Use

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

One-on-One Interviews

Practice and be prepared for your next with real mock interviews.

Practice Makes Perfect

Visit our contact page for contact information to learn more about scheduling your mock interview!

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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