Right Track YJPro connects youth and young adults with advanced internships and training opportunities through strategic partner organizations that build skills for specific careers.

Right Track encourages participation by persons with disabilities.  If you need an accommodation to fully participate in the Right Track program, contact Right Track staff directly at RightTrack@ci.stpaul.mn.us

YJPro Program Partners

Brief summaries and key program info are listed below. Please visit partner websites to learn more about their opportunities!

IT: Genesys Works

Genesys Works young professionals work an average of 20 hours per week at one of nearly 50 corporate clients, including companies like 3M, Cargill, Xcel Energy, UnitedHealth, Medtronic, Target and Best Buy in IT-internships. Students typically attend school in the morning and then work in their corporate internship for four hours in the afternoon. On average, students earn $10,000 during the course of their Genesys Works internship.

While the money earned is important, what is even more valuable is the corporate work experience, professional skills and self-confidence students gain as a result of succeeding in a fast-paced work environment. In addition to work experience, we also provide students free college coaching and guidance. This includes help with selecting and applying to colleges, campus visits, obtaining financial aid, applying for scholarships, and preparing for college success.


  • High school junior on track to graduate
  • Eligible to work in the US
  • Able to adjust school schedule to work from 1-5pm their senior year
  • Committed to 8 weeks of training from June to August
  • Targeted populations are students on free/reduced lunch and students of color
  • Must be 16 years or older

Emergency Medical Services: The City of Saint Paul EMS Academy

The EMS Academy is a paid EMT certification program. Participants are paid for 240 hours of training over 10-14 weeks. Following graduation, participants may pursue on-the-job training through the BLS Non-Emergency Ambulance Service.


  • Resident of Saint Paul
  • Targeted populations are low-income, minority, and women

Also see EMS Academy Facebook page for upcoming program dates.

Marketing and Advertising: The BrandLab

The BrandLab introduces, guides and prepares students for successful marketing and creative careers. Students considering further study in marketing and design may take advantage of available positions at http://www.thebrandlab.org/job-board/


  • 16 years or older
  • In high school or college
  • Must be a member from one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Biracial/Multicultural, Hispanic/Latino, Native American/American Indian and/or qualify for free/reduced lunch or Pell Grant (if enrolled in college)


Must be enrolled in The BrandLab classroom at specific high schools or be an Invite-Only applicant.

Outdoor: Wilderness Inquiry

Wilderness Inquiry Outdoor Career Academy (OCA) is a career development program designed to help young people develop and strengthen fundamental job skills related to careers in the outdoors and environmental sector. This program includes a paid mandatory 3-day summer intensive component, small group discussions with ongoing career coaching and mentoring. Youth will strengthen leadership skills through team-building activities, gain knowledge of their career interests and explore various career pathways.


Science: 3M STEP

In a longstanding partnership with the Saint Paul Public Schools, 3M’s STEP program provides high school juniors and seniors of diverse backgrounds the opportunity to participate in the process of scientific discovery at 3M. Through mentoring by 3M volunteers, paid classroom instruction and summer employment in a 3M laboratory, STEP students will increase job skills, gain insight into scientific careers, and enhance their personal development.


Job Corps

Job Corps is a FREE Residential Education and Training program for 16-24 year old sponsored by the Department of Labor. This program started in 1964 to help economically disadvantaged youth.


Goodwill Easter Seals

Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota provides no cost training courses designed to prepare individuals for careers in automotive service, banking, customer service representative, construction and medical office. Training courses are available to eligible participants that complete required prerequisites. Participants earn a certificate upon meeting graduation requirements. In addition, placement and support services give students tools to obtain employment and advance in their careers. Our industry-specific training programs are developed in partnership with local business and workforce development experts to give our students the best training and placement opportunities.


  • 18 years or older
  • Must be experiencing barrier to employment or independence


Information Sessions held at the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month at 2:00.

U LEAD – Ramsey County Workforce Solutions

U LEAD (Learn, Earn, Attain, Develop) helps young adults, ages 14-24, prepare for future careers by helping them gain skills, confidence and expereince in the world of work. U LEAD participants work with employment counselors to reach their education and employment goals.

  • Explore career options.
  • Get assistance finishing high school, a GED or college.
  • Apply for college and financial aide.
  • Learn how to search for and secure a job.
  • Get placed in a paid work experience for the summer.

Trading Up

Trading Up is a new FREE program at Saint Paul College that provides a career pathway into the skilled building and construction trades, for qualifed applicants. It's time for a career, not just another job. Learn more about how Trading Up will put you on a path to earning a livable wage, a lifelong career, and job placement in your chosen trade. Listen to stories from current trade workers and industry leaders. Find out if the building trades are right for you.


  • 18 years or older
  • Low-income or economically disadvantaged
  • GED/HS Diploma

Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Apprenticeship Training Center

BAC offers an elite training center committed to providing our members with excellent service by offering the highest quality education and the most finely trained craftworkers in the masonry-trowel trades.


Engineering: MnDOT Phoenix Program

The Phoenix program is a one year internship for juniors. The program goals are to target high school seniors interested in engineering and technical careers and provide them with real-life work experiences while promoting MnDOT as an employer of choice.


  • 16 years or older
  • In High School
  • Must be enrolled in a PLTW High School
  • Must be taking STEM/PLTW classes
  • Must have completed junior year and going into senior year
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Apply online at http://www.dot.state.mn.us/jobs/phoenix.html

Saint Paul Public Schools


Right Track encourages participation by persons with disabilities.  If you need an accommodation to fully participate in the Right Track program, contact Right Track staff directly at RightTrack@ci.stpaul.mn.us

If your organization would like to have a career pathway opportunity listed here, please contact us.

Contact Right Track at (651) 266-6363 or RightTrack@ci.stpaul.mn.us