EMPOWER seeks to support the education of women entering high-wage, high-demand non-traditional fields and roles. Assistance may be available for Tuition, Childcare, Transportation, and Study Assistance. Be a part of an amazing group of women who will help you, encourage you, and teach you to succeed!

The following are programs eligible for EMPOWER assistance:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Diesel Mechanics
  • Heating and Cooling
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Automotive Mechanics
  • I.T. Networking and Security
  • Natural Resources – Forest Resources
  • Engineering
  • Carpentry
  • Construction Management
  • Industrial Mechanics
  • Electrical Controls
  • Welding Technology


  • Natural Resource Technology- Forestry/Wildlife
  • Park Ranger Law Enforcement Academy
  • Criminal Justice- Police Science
  • Water Quality Science

Questions about the EMPOWER contact:Angela Heikkila218-293-6873angela.heikkila@minnesotanorth.edu