NAADAC and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are joining 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 will focus 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 will learn 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 will visit with local substance use disorder treatment providers to learn more about employment and internship opportunities. The Forum will be livestreamed at partner satellite locations, and taped for future posting on NAADAC's website.

May 11, 2018
9:00am - 12:30pm
Registration opens at 8:00am
Lunch & Exhibitors 12:30pm - 3:00pm

Live Event
Metropolitan State University
Founders Hall & Great Hall
700 E 7th Street 
St. Paul, MN
Satellite Locations
Winona State University-Rochester
Mesabi Range College

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Please contact Julie Jacobson at 651.431.3461 or julie.a.jacobson@state.mn.us.