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We know that word of mouth is the most effective outreach tool to encourage adults to enroll or re-enroll in education or workforce training. Minnesota has partnered with Graduate! Network to recruit and train local volunteer Ambassadors to encourage their friends, neighbors, and colleagues to enroll in or to return to college or workforce training and complete their programs. The Ambassadors will be trained not only on higher education, but also Adult Basic Education-integrated programs, state-supported workforce training programs, and accessing workforce or career services, ensuring a centralized source of information for Minnesotans.

You don’t need to be an expert on higher education or workforce development. You don’t need “all the answers,” only the desire to help fellow Minnesotans succeed. An Ambassador is someone who is interested in being trained in how to have conversations with and provide support to the members of their family, social network, or community who might be ready to further their skills or take the next step in their educational journey. Ambassadors help us spread the word about Minnesota’s education and training opportunities. Being an Ambassador might involve face-to-face conversations, sharing information via social media, or exploring other avenues that might make sense for your community. The program is flexible and the possibilities for making a real impact are almost limitless!

Series Dates: September 14th & 15th, 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Sessions will be recorded for later viewing.

Forward Together Workshops are an initiative of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.

Staff contact
Dana Kocienda

Products Coordinator