Scholarships Available!

The Lakes Area Manufacturing Alliance is offering scholarships to students enrolling/enrolled in manufacturing program(s) to earn post-secondary certificates and degrees in manufacturing careers. Learn more and apply now!



The Bridges Career Academies & Workplace Connection was created by the Brainerd Lakes Chamber and it’s Education Association, and Central Lakes College, in partnership with participating school districts, on behalf of our future workforce, in grades 9-12. Currently, funding is provided in part by the following funding organizations: Central Lakes Carl Perkins Consortium Funding, the Initiative Foundation, the National Joint Powers Alliance, the Otto Bremer Foundation, and the Region Five Development Commission. Also see our historical partners.