Duluth Workforce Development

Adult Career Services

Let us support your career goals

DWD’s Adult Career Services provides career counseling, job search assistance, and education and training scholarships to eligible adults.  Participants work one-on-one with a counselor to identify skills and strengths, develop a plan, connect with training that leads to occupations in sectors of the economy that have a high potential for sustained demand or growth in our area.

Services may include:

  • Career exploration
  • Short or long term training to acquire skills in a new field
  • Funding for tuition, books and fees for skill upgrading and retraining
  • Job search assistance
  • Paid internships
  • Support for on-the-job training

Career Pathways Training

Duluth Workforce Development offers a variety of short-term training classes at no cost, to prepare participants for in-demand jobs leading to life-long careers.

Veteran's Information

Many career fields are a natural fit for a veteran's skills, experience and disposition, including healthcare.  For a guide on making the move from military to a civilian healthcare career view this online guide for student veterans.


If you are interested in applying for Duluth Workforce Development’s training and employment program for adults, please complete our online application.


For more information, visit CareerForce at 402 West 1st Street in Duluth or call 218-302-8400.  For those living outside of the Duluth city limits that are interested in similar services, please contact the Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training (JET) for more information.  JET staff can be reached at the CareerForce Duluth location and you can access JET's website here.