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Special Audiences

groupd of adults, men and women

Find resources for adults with criminal convictions, people with disabilities, veterans, and others.

Below are career and education-related resources for special audiences. Additional information about state- and federal-funded programs for specific audiences can be found on the Employment Training Programs page.

Immigrants and Refugees

  • CAREERwise Education's Immigrants and Refugees
    This section of the CAREERwise Education website has information for students, job seekers, and parents who are new to this country. You'll find organizations to help you adjust to your new home, find education and employment resources, access legal help, and locate language resources.

Lower Literacy Adults and English Language Learners

  • MyMnCareers
    This website has career planning and job training information for low-literacy job seekers and English language learners. Developed by Minnesota Adult Basic Education providers, the website encourages you to explore careers, set goals, get training, and learn more.

People with Criminal Convictions / Ex-Offenders

    This website helps job seekers with felony convictions and other criminal charges. It will help you know your work options, set goals, get training, and be successful in your job search.

People with Disabilities

  • CAREERwise Education's People with Disabilities
    This section of the CAREERwise Education website includes information and resources available for people with disabilities. It includes information for you on education and training, employment, financial, and support services.


  • CAREERwise Education's Veterans
    This section of the CAREERwise Education website includes resources that will connect you to programs to help plan a career, learn about education and training options, and search for jobs. It also includes resources to connect to experts on the transition process to civilian life.