“I really like this program because now, when I apply somewhere else, I have a recommendation and experience working in a grocery store-type setting.”
“I had fun working at the Car Shop and I learned a lot of new things I never knew before.”
“I am grateful for the opportunity to learn new skills and get my forklift certification.”
“I tell everyone about your program. I wouldn’t have gone to college – you started my whole career!”
CMJTS is a nonprofit employment and training agency and a proud partner in the Minnesota CareerForce System. Workforce excellence is CENTRAL in all we do.
Since our beginning in 1984 as Private Industry Council 5, CMJTS has been passionate about providing quality training and job placement services to our customers in central Minnesota. Throughout our 11-county region, jobseekers—adults, youth, entry-level, career-changers, low-income, and dislocated workers—count on us for professional career guidance based on their circumstances, economic self-sufficiency needs, and local labor market demands. Businesses count on us for qualified workers to fill their jobs.
CMJTS serves Central Minnesota, including Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Pine, Renville, Sherburne, and Wright Counties.
CMJTS is an organization of purpose, innovation, and quality customer service delivery, helping individuals find training and employment.
We believe the success of our employees drives the success of our business. This is reflected in our commitment to creating an environment of equity, inclusion, empowerment, and respect. When our staff feels supported and inspired, they turn that energy into innovation to serve our communities, jobseekers, and local businesses.
Our commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, veterans status, criminal history, and experience drives us forward every day.
Barbara Chaffee, CMJTS Chief Executive Officer