Avivo Institute of Career & Technical Education

Student learns about medical office terminology as part of Avivo's Medical Office Support career training program.

Avivo offers industry-specific career education and technical training programs in Minneapolis and St. Cloud. Graduates will earn industry credentials, and course lengths range from three weeks to three or more months, depending on the program. Career training programs are free/no cost for individuals who meet eligibility requirements.

Avivo is a licensed, post-secondary school specializing in career and technical education that prepares students for careers and the world of work. We pair industry-credentialed training with employment services and placement support that transitions our students into employment.

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    High-demand, industry-specific career and technical training programs

    Our career and technical education programs offers short-term training that helps individuals quickly enter a new career of their choice. All programs offer industry-specific credentials necessary for career advancement. We offer individual courses for people to enhance their skills as well as first-step training courses that give students at least one credential to help secure an entry-level position in their career path.


    Personal, professional learning environment

    Our courses have a low student-to-instructor ratio and are designed to meet the needs of people with all abilities, including individuals living with disabilities. Facilitators are experts in their fields. Many are Avivo business partners who provide firsthand teaching about the workplace and employer needs.


    Career pathways and employment services

    Each training program is designed to start a student, or enhance an individual’s skills, on a career pathway for economic advancement. Students may be paired with an employment specialist or navigator to create an individualized employment or career plan that includes resume development, job search skills, interview coaching, and job placement support.


    Workshops and job clubs

    Avivo offers monthly workshops to students and participants. Topics range from behavioral interview techniques, practicing mock interviews with Avivo Business Partners, or learning about a local business directly by an employer visit. All Avivo students and participants have access to Avivo’s jobs portal which features current, local job openings that have been hand-picked for our candidates – many are position openings with Avivo’s 100+ business partners.


    Accreditation and Articulation Agreements

    Avivo is a Minnesota post-secondary school, accredited by CARF International (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), and licensed as a WIOA training provider. Several career education programs have articulation agreements to continue education with Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Century College, and Dakota County Technical College.



    Provide quality educational and employment services that challenge and inspire individuals to develop strong work skills and positive attitudes.



    Educate and prepare individuals for the demands of a global workplace.