Educated and Diverse Workforce

Dakota County has the educated and diverse workforce you need. Forty-one percent of adults age 25 years and older have a bachelor’s degree or higher and 93.8 percent have at least a high school diploma.

More than 41 percent of the population is between the ages of 30-59, and 22 percent of residents are people of color. See Dakota County Community Indicators for more details about our population’s demographics.

Residents advance their skills at two accredited two-year schools — Inver Hills Community College and Dakota County Technical College.

Educational Opportunities

Minnesota Training Connection

Inver Hills Community College and Dakota County Technical College have teamed up to provide Minnesota Training Connection to deliver high-quality, responsive technical and professional education in career-oriented programs customized for your specific needs. Whether your organization is for-profit or non-profit, private, public or government, they have experience in a wide variety of industry settings. Get customized, hands-on training delivered on site, online or on campus.