Open house at new WorkForce Center and South of River Education Center

Inver Hills Community College, Metropolitan State University and the Minnesota WorkForce Center Dakota County – Burnsville are hosting a joint open house from 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at the WorkForce Center and South of the River Education Center, co-located at 2800 County Road 42 in Burnsville.

“We’re proud of our WorkForce Center’s new site,” said Corinne Shepherd, chairperson of the Dakota-Scott Workforce Investment Board, which played a key role in the site selection. “The presence of Inver Hills Community College and Metropolitan State University makes it easier for job seekers to explore educational options, upgrade skills and find good jobs. Employers will see a huge benefit as a result.”

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly constructed building will take place from 4-4:30 p.m. followed by light refreshments and an opportunity for local business leaders and prospective students to tour the new facilities. Those interested can also meet with advisers from all three institutions until 6:30 p.m. to discuss opportunities to improve their job-hunting skills and training.

WorkForce Center staff will be available to speak about the various services and programs that Minnesota WorkForce Centers provide to job seekers and businesses.