Maroon and Golden Education for Your Workforce Development

Investing in your employees isn't just a nice idea—it’s a strategic move that helps retain your talent and fuel success. Employee training and development are the cornerstones of a thriving workforce, equipping your team with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to excel.

Why is this so important?

Employees with the right skills:

  • are prepared to conquer challenges.
  • have enhanced productivity and innovation.
  • enjoy boosted morale and engagement.
  • are more likely to stay with their current employer, reducing recruitment costs.
  • give your organization a competitive edge in a dynamic market.

So, are you ready to empower your team and unlock their full potential? Take advantage of a diverse array of noncredit and credit programs that range from skills-boosting courses to complete certificate programs and degrees to English language training options designed to equip your employees with the tools they need to thrive.


3 Easy Steps to Bring CCAPS to Work

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Business Development Representative Beth Lory

Our comprehensive educational programs are designed to empower your employees with the knowledge and skills needed for their roles. 

1. Connect with us.

Reach out to our dedicated specialist, Beth Lory, to get started.

2. Assess your needs and make a plan.

Work with Beth to craft a plan that meets your organization's workforce development needs. Your plan may include a full certificate or a custom selection of courses.

3. Get ongoing support and evaluation.

Our commitment to support means that we stay connected with you throughout your experience to assess the impact of our courses, identify further needs and, once training is completed, explore additional opportunities for upskilling your workforce.

Noncredit Courses and Certificates

Offering more than 80 individual courses and 12 certificates, CCAPS offers numerous flexible workforce development and business solutions to meet your management or employee training and upskilling needs. 

Want to see our industry experts in action and get a taste of the online classroom experience? Check out our free webinars >>

Discounts: Did you know that individuals who register and pay for a full certificate program all at once, and groups of four or more taking a course or certificate program, are eligilble for discounts? Visit our funding page for details

You may also have your employees learn exclusively with each other in their own cohort or send your staff to open sessions that have them mingling with peers from Minnesota and beyond.
Browse course and certificate programs below.

Degrees and Credit Programs

Elevate your workforce with industry-driven bachelor’s and master’s programs that can equip employees with the targeted knowledge and skills your organization needs. Programs include: 

Invest in the growth of your employees and watch your organization thrive.

English Language Programs

Do you have people in your organization who would benefit from improved English language skills? CCAPS can help! We can work with you to develop strategies for improving teamwork and written and verbal communication. Our programs are ideal for:

  • business and technical professionals
  • health and legal professionals working in international settings
  • professionals working in STEM fields
  • teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL)


I'm not sure where to start. How can I learn more? 

We're excited you want to invest in your organization's success! Please start by filling out this brief interest form.

Are discounts available for professional development? 

Yes. For noncredit professional development, there is a 10% discount for four or more people registering and paying for a program, as well as a 15% discount for one or more people registering and paying for a full certificate all at once.

Will you do a needs assessment?

Yes. We'll work with you to identify your organization's skills gaps and needs as part of the assessment.

Can we design our own professional development plan?

Yes. You and the business development representative will develop a plan that suits the needs of your organization.

Can you customize a program for us?

We can tailor courses in our catalog to fit the needs of your organization.

How do employees register for courses or certificate programs? 

As part of the assessment, we'll decide together how to get your employees registered in the way that works best for your organization.

How much does it cost?

Cost depends on the plan your organization chooses. You'll receive a proposal with a clearly outlined cost structure as part of your assessment.

How does my organization pay for courses or certificate programs? 

Your organization can pay with a credit card at the time of registration, or receive an invoice to be paid by bank transfer or credit card at a later date.

Is training offered online or in person?

Open sessions (available to anyone) are usually offered online. However, a few courses take place on the U of M campus in Saint Paul. There's also an option to hold classes on site at your organization.

Who are your trainers? What are their qualifications?

Our instructors are industry professionals. They often have decades of working experience in the area they are teaching and share real-world case studies as part of their curriculum.

What successes have you had in the past with training an organization like mine?

We've had success with small, medium, and large organizations in the private, government, and nonprofit sectors. This article recounts the experiences of two Minnesota state agencies.

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