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Webinars and Training

Training for counselors, advisors, instructors or anyone who help students with career planning. 

The CTE WORKS! Summit is going virtual for 2020.

Recorded Events

Career Planning for People with a Criminal Conviction (Webinar)
April 9, 2020

Career counselors and other workforce professionals who help people with criminal convictions prepare and plan their careers or search for a job can register for this one hour webinar showcasing the updated Career Planning for People with Conviction website and workbook on CAREERwise. Get an overview of the website and find content written specifically for someone with a criminal conviction in Minnesota. You'll also learn how to use the workbook with your clients, and get connected to other helpful resources for your clients.


  • Beth Ross, Goodwill-Easter Seals
  • Denise Felder, Career Technical Education
  • Joy Brown, Minnesota State CAREERwise

Download the PowerPoint Presentation or watch the webinar recording online

This FREE webinar is one of a series produced by MN Career Technical Education (CTE) Professional Development.

Take the Tour

Watch this short video "tour" to learn how to explore engineering career information on the Minnesota State website.

Engineering Careers: Take the Tour
See five ways to explore engineering career options on Engineering Careers in Minnesota.

Engineering Careers in Minnesota from Minnesota State CAREERwise on Vimeo.

Recorded Webinars

Researching Education Requirements and Options
March 26, 2019

Learn how to help students understand the education and skills needed to start their career. See how the latest updates to CAREERwise make it easier for students to research their education options including colleges and universities, programs, apprenticeships, certifications, and more.  


Career Planning with STEP AHEAD
January 29, 2019

Summary: Navigate the STEP AHEAD website to help job seekers with felony or other criminal convictions succeed in their job search. Learn how to research careers, including how to find out which careers may be affected by criminal records. Find training options and locate training in Minnesota, including Adult Basic Education (ABE) and apprenticeships.  Discover how to answer tough questions during the job search. Use the activities and worksheets to assess skills, interests, and strengths; set goals; and prepare for a job search. Activities include an online Practice Job Application.    


Exploring the Job Market
November 27, 2018

Summary: In this FREE webinar, we will explore tools from the Find a Job section of CAREERwise and learn about RealTime job postings from TalentNeuron. Learn how to find in-demand jobs, salary information, and how to research employers. See how to use RealTime job postings from Gartner TalentNeuron to help your clients search for jobs and understand the job market.


Online Career Planning - The Undecided Student
September 25, 2018

Summary: This training is focused on the career and education sections of CAREERwise. Online assessments, 800+ career profiles, career videos, and new real-time labor market information are just some of the features that you'll explore during this training. See how students can map career selections to education and training options. Use the CAREERwise education search tools to find programs and courses (credit & non-credit). Learn about new enhancements to our education search tools.


Handouts from Live Presentations

Help Your Students Become CAREERwise!
October 30, 2018

This presentation was an interactive training session on many of the new features offered by Minnesota State’s CAREERwise website - the only free, openly accessible career and education resource designed for Minnesota students. New real-time labor market information, career videos, assessments, links from education to careers, and our unique RealityCheck tool are some of the many resources and enhancements we’ll explore.

You can download the handouts from the presentation below.

Help Your Students Become CAREERwise (PowerPoint)
Help Your Students Become CAREERwise (PDF)