CareerONE is a summer employability skills training program for teens ages 14-17.

thumbnail of CareerONE 2024 STC Brochure

CareerONE 2024 St. Cloud Brochure

thumbnail of CareerONE 2024 STC Poster

CareerONE 2024 St. Cloud Poster

thumbnail of CareerONE-MPSC-2024-Brochure

CareerONE 2024 MPSC Brochure

thumbnail of CareerONE-2024-MPSC-Poster

CareerONE 2024 Melrose Paynesville Sauk Centre Poster

What is CareerONE?

  • CareerONE is unique. Participants receive realistic and positive work readiness training in a safe, nurturing, and learning-rich environment.
  • Teens can explore the fields of Healthcare, Construction and Manufacturing, Early Childhood Education, Public Safety, or a general exploration of careers. All with hands-on experience and college credits.
  • Youth participate in a variety of classroom and community activities. They include career exploration, work readiness skills, workplace safety, financial literacy, and work projects for community-based organizations.
  • CareerONE includes earning a stipend, transportation, and meals.
  • CareerONE is FREE.

You may qualify…

  • If you are 14-17.
  • Living or attending school in St. Cloud, Paynesville, Sauk Centre, Melrose, or surrounding areas in Stearns and Benton County.
  • Able to demonstrate reading and math skills at 5th grade or higher
  • Able to work safely in a team setting with minimal supervision

My experience at CareerONE was one of the best experiences I’ve had.  I learned employability skills, the importance of attendance and participation, teamwork and communication skills.  The one topic that I was very interested in was Money Smart.  Money Smart taught me the differences between a debit card and a credit card and how finances and loans will help you a lot with college.  Integrity was also something I learned at CareerONE and I learned about being on time, following a dress code and rules.  I’m glad they gave me an opportunity to join CareerONE as it is an eye-opener because it made me rethink everything about my options.  As for the money I earned, I will use it to pay for my permit, school clothes and supplies.


I’ve learned so much from CareerONE.  I’ve learned things that aren’t just preparing me for the workplace, but for my future and everyday life too. I’ve learned about Money Smart and many life skills that have taught me how to be a leader and step up in different situations.  I have learned a lot about integrity, respect, and leadership through team building exercises at the YMCA.  I recommend CareerONE to anyone who wants to earn money, who wants to learn and be a part of something bigger than themselves and to someone who wants to work experience.


“Because of CareerONE, I now know what I want to be. It has opened a lot of doors to me about college and what classes I should take in high school that will benefit me. . . In addition, I have a portfolio with a resume, letters of recommendation, master application, and all the certificates I’ve earned through the program. Career one hasn’t only taught me about college or how to work in a workplace, but it has bettered me as a person


“It is a very important program for youth, and it builds their career in order to build their bright future. This program encourages and prepares youth for job opportunities.”

CareerONE Parent

“CareerONE is really a great experience for building special knowledge on how to efficiently be a better person.  Thank you.”

CareerONE Parent

“CareerONE is great.  Any program that helps children prepare them for their future is a wonderful thing.  Thank you for giving my step-daughter this opportunity.”

CareerONE Parent

“I was impressed with the quality of resources provided and also the level of accountability and integrity the youth were called to.  I truly believe that is what is needed to make the next generation better. Thank you for the reception, lunch, Centracare for all you do for the community, and Short Stop for feeding kids and all staff.”

CareerONE Parent

“I am glad my daughters had this opportunity.  It has opened their minds to so many possibilities and given them confidence.  They have learned so many things.”

CareerONE Parent

“What an amazing program/opportunity for youth.  So grateful for all the skills learned in a short amount of time.  Very valuable skills learned.  Thanks to everyone who contributed.  What a great experience for all.”

CareerONE Parent

“Thank you Career Solutions, for preparing my son for his future and for showing him the different career fields and occupations available.”

CareerONE Parent

For more information contact Career Solutions at:

Please type CareerONE in the subject matter line in your email.