Workforce Development Solutions

Welcome to Workforce Development Solutions!

For over 20 years, M State has been supporting businesses and industries throughout the region with skills and technology training that is custom designed for each client's needs.

M State's Workforce Development Solutions delivers more than 100,000 hours of training to over 6,000 students each year. We make training convenient by offering it on-site, online or on our campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena.

More than 500 companies have hired Workforce Development Solutions for hour-based training that focuses on specific training or production needs and for credit courses that help prepare workers for new responsibilities and advancement.

We will work with your company to develop the training that meets your needs.

Look what we can do for you

WDS Cover GraphicEach year, WDS delivers more than 100,000 hours of training to over 6,000 workers at businesses and industries throughout the region. Check out our viewbook to see all that we have to offer. At WDS, we will work with your company to provide the customized training that you need. 

Training options

On site

Training is delivered at the company's facility on the days and times requested by the customer.

On campus

Training is delivered at one of our campuses (Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead or Wadena). This training option is effective when a client is planning company-wide training and needs a larger space, or when training requires specific equipment such as a computer lab. Training can be customized to meet the customer's needs with the amenities and convenience of utilizing our local campuses.


Online training allows individuals to work at their own pace to complete programs and receive a certificate of completion or, in some instances, continuing education credits (CEUs). Online training is a viable option for individuals who need the flexibility or a more convenient method of training that works for their schedule.

Register for classes

Current Classes

All course fees are due at the time of registration.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, so please reserve your place early as classes fill quickly.

WDS reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. If a class is canceled, you will be contacted by phone or e-mail. When M State is closed due to bad weather, customized training classes are also canceled.

If you are enrolling into any WDS classes and you need accommodations, please click here to fill out the accommodations form. You will get an email response from our M State Accessibility Resources Team within 5 days of your submission.

See what we have to offer

Our goal is to be the region's training partner of choice



GL Tucker, WDS Executive Director
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Amy Hochgraber

Amy Hochgraber, Director of Business & Industry
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Jenna Stammen, Director of Health Training
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Administrative Assistants


Denice Brewer, Administrative Assistant
Trained Medication Assistant (TMA), CPR/Emergency Services, Fire Training
Phone: 218.299.6576 or 800.426.5603 ext. 6576
Fax: 218.291.4266
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BreAnna Tracy, Administrative Assistant
Nurse Assistant Testing, Nurse Assistant Classes, Nurse Assistant Skills Refresher, Mental Health First Aid
Phone: 218.299.6903 or 800.426.5603 ext. 6903
Fax: 218.299.6933
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Bri Bellefuille

Bri Bellefeuille, Administrative Assistant
Contract Training, Leadership, Welding
Phone: 218.846.3763 or 800.492.4836 ext. 3763
Fax: 218.846.3706
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Bailey Wothe

​​​​Bailey Wothe, Administrative Assistant
CDL, Steam Plant/Boiler Engineering
Phone: 218.846.3733 or 800.492.4836 ext. 3733
Fax: 218.846.3706
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Abby Schlauderaff

Abby Schlauderaff, Administrative Assistant
​​​​​​Contract Training, MN Mandatory Inspection Recertification, Motorcycle, Mental Health First Aid, RN & LPN Nurse Refresher Course
Phone: 218.846.3674 or 800.492.4836 ext. 3674
Fax: 218.846.3706
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Dana Haagenson

Dana Haagenson, Leadership, Team and Strengths Facilitator
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Josh Heibel, Welding Instructor
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Rick Loveland, Fire Service Preparation Faculty
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