Zoomerkammers

These hour long sessions focus on careers and trainings that are available in the Twin Cities area for youth seeking entry-level pathways to middle income careers.

To become part of our Live Zoomerkammer audience please register below:

Register Now

February 26, 2021

The speakers are:

Gary Courtney, Metropolitan Council (2:28​)
Gregg Bell, Sanneh Foundation (20:49​)
Sarah Schaefer, MentorMN (35:47​)
Jared Fessler IT Career Lab (48:25​)

February 19, 2021

The speakers are:

Nicole Mattson, Care Providers of MN (4:05​)
Erica Sward, Monarch Healthcare Management (16:32​)
Mary Sue Hansen, Suburban Ramsey Family Collaborative (32:45​)
Carissa Hammer, Medica (35:39​)

February 12, 2021

The speakers are:

Ikram Mohamud, Achieve Mpls & Step Up (2:46)
Megan Meuli, Dress for Success (
13:07)
Bobby Hammons, Schweiters Companies (
31:09)
Michael Pretzel, LSC Communications (
42:41)

February 5, 2021

The speakers are:

E.J. Daigle, Dunwoody College of Technology (3:00)
Kevin Mashuga, Graco (
24:14)
Kim Wieting, Graco & Dunwoody alumni (
42:14)

January 29, 2021

The speakers are:

Jacob Lancaster, Carpentry Contractors Company (3:48)
Joseph Reither & Dustin Campbell, Lake Air Metals (
23:25)
and Oliver Stremple, Project for Pride in Living (
32:42)

January 22, 2021

The speakers are:

Michael Johnson, Twin Cities Schools (03:08)
Lisa Gibson, Karen Organization of MN (
28:42)
Emily Schloesser, Avivo (43:29)

January 15, 2021

The speakers are:

Matt Ladhoff, Jean Carlos Diaz, & Kevin Salkas; Wallin Education Partners (05:40)
Brady Malecha, Healthforce Center of Excellence (34:57)

January 8, 2021

The speakers are:

Peggy Quam, Dunwoody (0:19)
Maggie Scholl, Atlas Staffing (
12:18)

November 20, 2020

The speakers are:

Chris Ohland, Keystone Services (02:30)
Tim Busse, Construct Tomorrow (
21:45)
Traci Tapani, Wyoming Machine (
41:15)

November 13, 2020

The speakers are:

Bob Verhey, Harvey Vogel MFG (00:10)
Lawrence Chaw, Karen Organization of MN (03:15)
Chuck Webster, Trades Hub (22:10)
Brooke Card, Xcel Energy (36:54)

November 6, 2020

Tune in for a special hour long presentation from Softec, featuring the following speakers:

Softec: Board Member: Maureen Wilson (1:43)
Executive Director: Tim D’Jock (10:37)
Chief Financial Officer & Human Resource: Charlie Kramer (18:00)
President of Woodstone, Inc: Doug Niesen (23:34)
Special Projects Coordinator, Woodstone Inc: Nan Niesen (30:51)

October 30, 2020

The speakers are:

Stacy Schleeter, Cookie Cart (03:53)
Elana Dahlberg, Urban Strategies & Green Garden Bakery (24:47)
Mike Tracy, Three Rivers Park District (47:31)

October 23, 2020

The speakers are:

Jeff Steely, Graybar (00:30)
Otis Zanders, Ujamaa Place (14:40)
Jenna Jones, Mike Miron, & Molly Bonnett, Lake Center for Youth and Families & Career Launch (37:40)

October 16, 2020

The speakers are:

Brooke Card, Xcel Energy (01:07)
Tony O’Brien, Ben Phillip, & Roy Joe, Summit Academy OIC (4:35)
Lindsay Barton & William Totimeh, Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest (16:42)
Nicole Hart, Cintas (32:15)
Shannon Sullivan, Tree Trust (39:22)

October 9, 2020

The speakers are:

Joel Crandall, Genesys Works (00:51)
Angela Rauch, YWCA (
10:42)
Danette Scorza, TSI (
17:43)
Julie Scheife, Land O Lakes (
30:02)

October 2, 2020

The speakers are:

Blythe Severson, Newgate School (00:43)
Will Latuff, Latuff Brothers (13:13)
Ongers Mai & current student, Hmong American Partnership (16:15)
Ange Hwang, Asian Media Access (33:12)

September 25, 2020

The speakers are:

Andrea Mondrey, Wells Fargo (0:27)
Marcus Pope & Dan Haugen, Youthprise (10:49)
Rachael Molenaar, Ramsey County (27:15)

September 18, 2020

The speakers are:

Jill Keller, Thomson Reuters (0:40)
Kevin Hogan, Diversified Plastics (7:24)
Lauren Jopp, Unison Comfort (13:29)
Andrew Hamilton, St Paul College (23:26)

September 11, 2020

The speakers are:

Cassandra Avery, Nicole Krutzfeldt, and Dennis Smoyer, Goodwill Easter Seals Banking (0:56)
Meng Moua, Hmong American Partnerships (33:38)

August 28, 2020

The speakers are:

Karin McCabe, McGough Construction (1:30)
Jacquelyn Carpenter, Twin Cities RISE! (18:43)
Emily Schloesser, Avivo (27:06)

August 21, 2020

The speakers are:

Steve Bonhoff, Printing Industry of the Midwest (1:12)
Michael Pretzel, LSC Communications (19:40)
Song Thao, St Paul Urban Tennis (40:52)

August 14, 2020

The speakers are:

Anna-Marie Kruiner, Miriam Williams, and Steve Palmer from Summit Academy (1:37)
Julie Lux from Managed Resource Connections, Inc (31:23)

August 7, 2020

The speakers are:

Amy Jannetto, Ramsey County (1:20)
Ben Olk, National Checking (11:00)
Halley Ball, Urban Roots (22:10)

July 31, 2020

The speakers are:

Andrew Hamilton, St. Paul College’s Trade and Technical Skills Expert (0:40)
Sharon Blomgren, St. Paul College Health Care and Culinary Expert (21:52)
Jose Santos, Takoda OIC Forklift and Short-term Trainings Expert (32:08)

July 24, 2020

This week’s speakers are:

Sarah Dinkinper and Anna Palzer, American Engineering Testing (3:51)
Julie Rappaport, Seeds Feeds (24:29)
Steven Gullickson and Robyn Westphal, MGK Agricultural Mfg Brooklyn Park (41:10)

July 17, 2020

The speakers are:

Liz Jennings, Career Force (O:17);
Naomi Prabhakar & Sandy Brady, Goodwill Easter Seals Construction, Autobody, Mechanical, and YouthBuild (11:11)
Michelle Dreier, Minnesota Electrical Association (32:18)

July 10, 2020

The speakers are:

Liz Jennings, Minnesota State Agencies (0:0)
Andy Smith, Design Ready Controls (6:30)
Jared Fessler, IT Career Lab (21:07)
Julie Strahan, Rakhma Homes (31:40)