Blue Earth County: 507.386.5750

Steele County: 507.431.5770

S.K.I.L.L. Class - Blue Earth County

Each County Employment Services Department

Managed by MRCI Offers the Following Core Services:


Course Overview

The Employment SKILL class offers work-related training in vital job skills to help reduce poverty and enhance employability, empowering adults to become productive citizens and accelerate their social transformation. Our mission is to provide high-quality educational opportunities, attainable vocational skills, and unique perspectives in everyday life to those on public assistance.


The goal of the SKILL class is to fully prepare our clients for immediate employment or post-secondary education opportunities upon completion of the program, as well as maintain stability in their personal and professional life. Career related training classes may be available to compliment SKILL. Check with your counselor for availability.




Heavy emphasis is directed towards the following applications of education and learning:


  • National Career Readiness Certificate (a national assessment to demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed to succeed on the job)
  • Computer & keyboarding skills (various programs covered such as Google Docs, etc)
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Business math and business English
  • Red Cross CPR, First Aid and AED certification
  • GED preparation and testing


Heavy emphasis is directed towards the following applications of education and learning:


  • Volunteering and job shadowing in the community
  • Customer service and management experience (via a student-run snack shop)


The class also adheres to a strict policy regarding attendance, hours required, and professionalism in order to prepare work readiness.


Class Information


Monday – Thursday

8:30 am – 2:00 pm


8:30am – 12:30pm (Specialty Class)



Lincoln Community Center

110 Fulton Street, Second Floor

Mankato, MN 56001



Shelley Leenhouts &

Jed Highum

SKILL Class Coordinators

Office: (507) 345-5222

Blue Earth County Info

421 E Hickory

Suite 400

Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: 507-386-5750

Steele County Info

630 Florence Avenue

P.O. Box 890

Owatonna, MN 55060

Phone: 507-431-5770

MRCI is a Affirmative Action  Equal Opportunity Employer


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