Career & College Readiness Programs

for central Minnesota schools & districts

Quick Link: Looking for upcoming events? Check the Bridges Regional Calendar (nongovernment site)

The goal: prepare every student for college & career

Sourcewell is committed to providing schools within our five-county service area access to comprehensive Career and College Readiness Planning. By partnering with local school districts, colleges, businesses, the Minnesota Department of Education, and other organizations, we aim to increase students transition success—for their benefit and for regional economic development.

Through Sourcewell, regional schools have access to programs focused on:

  • The successful transition of students from school to work and college
  • Developing effective K-12 career planning and career exposure
  • Enhancing opportunities for students to gain work experience and earn college credit and industrial certifications

For more information on how we can support your school, review the programs below or download the Career & College Readiness Brochure.

  • Tech Mobile

    A classroom on wheels, Tech Mobile offers access to STEAM-based equipment, curriculum, professional development, and project-based learning activities. Trained consultants work with schools to excite and inspire K-12 students with hands-on, technology-centered learning.

    This program is limited to Sourcewell's five-county service area.

    Explore Tech Mobile

    Join the Tech Mobile Network

  • AVID

    Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) is a post-high school readiness system dedicated to preparing students for postsecondary choices. AVID serves students who are often underrepresented in college, while also providing research-based strategies schoolwide.

    Explore AVID

    Join the AVID Network

  • Metier

    A middle school experiential learning program and lifestyle design game for students discovering themselves. Students find the truest, happiest, and greatest versions of themselves—and the career field that makes them come alive.

    Explore Metier

    Join the Metier Network

  • Career Consultant Program – New for 2021-22!

    Help your 9-12 grade students explore career pathways while preparing for employment or post-secondary education. A Sourcewell career consultant will come to your school and work closely with you and your students. The consultant will help you design outcomes-based pathways that meet national metrics and best practices established by Redefining Ready! (non-government site) and will support your students as they explore career pathways. 

    Explore the Career Consultant Program

    Join the Career Consultant Program Network

  • School-Business Connections

    Helping to build collaborative partnerships among schools, businesses, agencies, and colleges to develop and align career-planning resources and create opportunities for real-world work experiences.

    Explore Connections

Other Tools & Resources

For a quick, downloadable review of all available career and college readiness programs, be sure to download the 2020-21 Regional Career Programs (PDF)

The Bridges Career Academies & Workplace Connection strives to provide students in grades 9-12 with career awareness, exploration, and preparation to ensure a viable workforce. Bridges provides leadership that engages and empowers students and educational professionals to explore career pathways, enhance partnerships between education and the business community, inspire innovative ideas, and promote regional career opportunities.

There is no cost for students or schools to participate. Schools must agree to provide information to students through registration materials and survey students as requested.

Additional information is available at (nongovernment site).

Partnering with over 435 schools across the country, On to College (OTC) is focused on helping build more 2- and 4-year college grads with minimal debt. Schools participating in OTC have routine seen an increase in their schoolwide ACT scores of 1-3 points.

Minnesota Rural Education Association (MREA) member districts and Sourcewell regional schools are eligible for a discount on both OTC Test Prep and College Counseling.

Additional information is available at (nongovernment site)

Rural Minnesota CEP (Concentrated Employment Programs), offers career counseling to help individuals determine a career path.  In addition, they also provide a variety of employment services to job seekers—including high school students entering the job market.

Learn more about available programs at (nongovernment site)

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