The Bridges Career Academies & Workplace Connection is a partnership of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber and it’s Education Association, Central Lakes College and MSTATE, in conjunction with participating school districts, on behalf of our future workforce, in grades 9-12. Currently, funding is provided in part by the following organizations: the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation, Central Lakes Carl Perkins Consortium Funding, the Initiative Foundation, Minnesota Dream it. Do it. and National Joint Powers Alliance. Also see our historical funding partners.