While there are many ways to enter the construction industry, one of the most common ways is going to a school for your preferred trade. For those of you living in Central and Southwestern Minnesota, there are numerous options nearby for you to chose from. Below we’ve listed all of the different trade schools and universities in Central and Southwest Minnesota, as well as provided a link showing the different programs they offer. For a full list of trade schools in Minnesota, click here.

Alexandria Technical & Community College, Alexandria, MN: https://www.alextech.edu/programs 

Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, MN: http://www.clcmn.edu/program_listings_alphabetical/# 

Minnesota West Community & Technical College, Canby, Granite Falls, Jackson, Pipestone, and Worthington: https://www.mnwest.edu/programs-courses

Ridgewater College, Hutchinson and Willmar, MN: https://www.ridgewater.edu/academics/#programs 

St Cloud Community & Technical College, Saint Clound, MN: https://www.sctcc.edu/degrees-programs 

St Cloud State University, Saint Cloud, MN: https://www.stcloudstate.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs.aspx