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New Website: Reshaping How Minnesota Prepares Students for The Future

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United Way Staff

04/03/24

MINNEAPOLIS (April 3, 2024) – Career Academies, a flagship innovation initiative of Greater Twin Cities United Way, launched its new website this morning displaying its commitment to reshaping how Minnesota prepares students for their futures. Career Academies empowers graduates with in-demand skills and credentials that align with the workforce needs of local businesses, thereby fortifying Minnesota's future talent pool.

Through funding, coaching, training, and peer-to-peer networks, Career Academies provides comprehensive support to foster collaboration among leaders from communities across Minnesota.

"These programs open doors for students to high-wage, high-demand industries, allowing them to explore career possibilities," said Liz Williams, Senior Program Officer of Career Academies at Greater Twin Cities United Way. "Our new website is a hub for administrators, educators, employers, and community organizations to access resources, connect with opportunities, and drive meaningful change in Minnesota's education and workforce landscape. Working hand-in-hand with Minnesota education institutions and employers, we tailor our programs to address each local community's unique needs and job opportunities."

Career Academies offers programs in more than 50 communities across Minnesota, spanning a wide range of fields such as Business, Management, and Administration; Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Arts, Communications and Information Systems; Human Services and Education; Health Science Technology; Engineering, Manufacturing, and Technology; and Automotive.

Since its inception, Greater Twin Cities United Way's Career Academies' programs have connected employer partners, school districts, and post-secondary institutions, benefitting more than 20,000 students statewide.

For more information about Career Academies and its initiatives, please visit the new website at https://careeracademies.org/.

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About Greater Twin Cities United Way: Greater Twin Cities United Way unites changemakers, advocates for social good and develops solutions to address the challenges no one can solve alone to create a community where all people thrive. The organization serves the community through five key offerings: Crisis and Information Support (211 resource helpline, 988 Crisis and Suicide Lifeline), innovation initiatives, nonprofit partnerships, advocacy work with legislators, and business and individual donor partnerships. For more information, visit www.gtcuw.org and follow us on FacebookX (Twitter), Instagram and LinkedIn.

Media Contact: press@gtcuw.org

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Greater Twin Cities United Way unites changemakers, advocates for social good and develops solutions to address the challenges no one can solve alone to create a community where all people thrive. Together with our partners, we’re meeting immediate community needs while transforming inequitable systems in the areas of housing, food, education and jobs.

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