Target Partners Up to Bring New Workforce Development Center to North Minneapolis
A Bullseye View | August 3, 2020
Since our founding, we’ve been dedicated to seeing our community thrive, partnering with community groups and local businesses to help do just that.
Now, as we listen to and work alongside our communities to seek solutions to ongoing racial inequities, we’re partnering with Minneapolis-based vocational training school Summit Academy OIC on the new North Star Innovation Center (NSIC). The NSIC will lease Target’s space in the Regional Acceleration Center in North Minneapolis, expanding Summit Academy’s efforts advancing racial equity in employment.
The NSIC will serve as a learning and training center for Black students and students of color preparing for careers in information technology. Through that work, as well as programs in fields like construction trades and healthcare, Summit Academy serves nearly 1,000 adults each year, providing tuition-free education and training to those who need it. It’s all in service of a singular mission: to create racial equity in employment by providing students with the training and marketable skills they need to succeed in the workforce.
Supporting the NSIC is part of Target’s longstanding investment in our local community and our efforts to promote racial equity.