bemidji career acadmeies


Equipping students with the skills necessary to obtain high-skilled employment is top priority for Bemidji Area Schools! Through community collaboration and intentional coursework design, Bemidji Career Academies allow students the opportunity to thrive in today’s workforce.

Bemidji Career Academy students will be given the opportunity to assess their skills and talents as they pertain to the world of work, build skills transferable to the workplace by taking courses specific to their chosen Career Academy, access free college courses while in high school, and have the opportunity to participate with community businesses who provide invaluable “real world” workplace experience.


Register for an Academy during registration. Remember you're not locked into one Academy once registered.  You can always move to a different Academy later.  Explore your career options!


Work Seminar

Academic & Technical Literacy

Work Seminar is an on-campus business course used in conjunction with Internship and Work-Based Learning experiences. Students interested in obtaining high school credit through Interning should register for Work Seminar. This course gives students the opportunity to explore various careers and build essential foundational skills in the areas of problem-solving, decision-making, and critical thinking. Aptitude and personality analysis are explored along with work safety, resume building, interview preparation, and budgeting. Soft skills taught throughout the course include: responsibility at the workplace, taking initiative, reliability, workplace ethics, and communication skills.


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“This training taught me a lot about time management, computer skills and being open to learning new things. I also learned a lot about working in a safe environment and having fun. What I liked the best was the freedom to learn at my own speed.”
- Billy N.

“I did not know anything about electricity so I am glad I had the opportunity to take AC/DC Electrical Systems. This training will help anyone because so much of what you learn you will use the rest of your life whether it is hooking up tractor hydraulics or wiring a parallel electrical circuit in your shop.”
- Corbin M.

“The best part of this training was the hands on skills demonstrations in the lab.  The instructors did not mind sitting down with you and sharing their knowledge and experiences.  They tell it straight and they have a great sense of humor.”
- Hunter E.

“I found myself learning things that I had no prior interest in and I learned useful things that I know will help me in the future.  I learned how to read hydraulic and electrical schematics and how to use a digital multimeter!”
 - Ross B.

“I would recommend this training to anybody who wants a good set of fundamental knowledge in electrical and hydraulic systems.”
 - Cody A.

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