Faribault Adult Education “FORward” is a program funded by the MN Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) to build skills for the workforce such as digital literacy, career exploration, interviewing, resume devlopement, and job-readiness skills.

FORward is open to adult students who intend to pursue a new career or college degree. The class is designed to provide varied opportunities for students to explore education, manufacturing, or healthcare career pathways and become familiar with post-secondary learning strategies.  

To help students reach their career and education goals, students will be paired with a Life Navigator.  The Life Navigator is tasked with removing barriers for the student to ensure student success.

Call 507-333-6472  or click here to email Cassie with any questions about the program.

First page of the PDF file: On-RampFORwardProgram4-8-24

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Students must meet the following criteria to enroll: 

  • 18 years or older
  • Not enrolled in K-12 education
  • Must be a US citizen or have a Green Card (Right to Work) 
  • A reading TABE score of 490+ 

Additional specific state requirements, see full list here, or call 507-333-6473 to speak about the requirements today.

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Students Receive: 

  • Work Readiness Certificate
  • Northstar Digital Literacy Certificate
  • First Aid & CPR 
  • OSHA 10 
  • ParaPro or ParaEducator 
  • Free laptop computer
  • Last dollar tuition
  • Transportation costs
  • Community Support Services (Wrap-Around Services)
  • Quality workplace and post-secondary training
  • Navigator support