May 11, 2018
Metropolitan State University
St. Paul, MN

NAADAC and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) joined forces with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Minnesota Addiction Professionals (MNAP), and Metropolitan State University to reach out to build awareness and educate high school and college/university students about the benefits and opportunities in the substance use and mental health disorder professions in the hope of increasing the number of college/university students choosing to enter the behavioral health field and specializing in these disciplines. 

The 2018 Minnesota Workforce Forum focused on the rewarding benefits of the substance use and mental health disorder disciplines that deliver not only a fulfilling life of helping others, but the opportunity for advancement and creativity.  In addition, students learned about Minnesota's workforce needs, state certification and licensing requirements, national certification opportunities, networking and mentoring connections, and other professional development opportunities.  Finally, on-site students visited with local substance use disorder treatment providers to learn more about employment and internship opportunities. 


Please contact Julie Jacobson at 651.431.3461 or [email protected].