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Career skills training offered to people with disabilities

MDI is offering career skills training to its employees and other people with disabilities. The training focuses on professional skill development including a positive attitude, teamwork, receiving constructive criticism, work ethic, communication and interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, time management, flexibility and self-confidence.

MDI is a non-profit manufacturer of standard and custom corrugated plastic as well as a...


From the outside, it looks like any other industrial building in Northern Minnesota. Minnesota Diversified Industries (MDI) in Cohasset occupies an 110,000 square foot building with a busy workforce that includes people with and without disabilities working at the company’s commercial plastic and environmental services facility. Inside, the building is part office, part warehouse, and now – thanks to a unique partnership with the local arts...

CAREER READY 100: MDI to celebrate 100th graduate of Career Skills Program

MDI will celebrate the 100th graduate of its Career Skills Program at a graduation ceremony on May 13, 2019, starting at 9:30 a.m. at its Minneapolis facility. First implemented in 2017, the program provides people with and without disabilities the professional skills needed in today’s workforce, including attitude, grit, punctuality, communication, leadership, initiative, work ethic, teamwork and critical thinking. MDI is a nonprofit...

Join Us for a Career Skills Graduation

Career Skills helps individuals build personal and professional development tools that improve our communities' workforce vitality. The program offers courses that are tailored to the participant's abilities and aspirations helping develop life-long career skills.

This two-part series includes professional skills development, self-esteem, self-advocacy, team building, goal setting, networking, mentoring, and performance evaluations, as well...