Employers choose to invest in continuing education for their employees for a variety of reasons. Here are some things to consider when deciding where to put your education dollars.

What Are the Benefits to My Company?

Skills gained by employees equip them to handle more responsibilities and roles, and increase productivity, which will help your company grow (or help it save money). Professional development will:

  • Attract and help keep high-quality talent.

  • Increase efficiency and productivity through practical skill development.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to growth through active career development opportunities to create your future mentors and leaders.

  • Cultivate job satisfaction.

“This is a great time to invest in employee development. This situation [the global pandemic] is showing us that we need to adapt to the changes and bring our workforce up to speed.” 
—Julia Miller, Hennepin County Employee Career Center Director, Project Management Certificate Completer

Why the University of Minnesota?

  • The University of Minnesota is a well-respected institution of higher learning AND professional development.

  • The U of M has been delivering professional development programs for over 50 years and is a trusted partner with many state businesses, including local Fortune 500 companies.

  • U of M professional development courses are developed with an understanding of market needs using the latest industry knowledge.

  • U of M courses are taught by professionals with history and expertise in their field; they share practical tools, skills, and case studies that students can apply immediately to their own situations.